OSI Industries is an American-based food processing company that is now one of the top 100 American food companies in Europe. Brands under the OSI Industries masthead include Baho Food. The company has been recognized over the years for its commitment to health, safety, and environmental management.
Founded in Oak Park, Illinois, by a German immigrant in 1909, OSI now has an international headquarters in the Chicago suburb of Aurora, Illinois. Historically, OSI has been an important beef supplier to the McDonald’s fast food chain. In 1975, OSI Industries was named as the exclusive supplier of beef patties to McDonald’s.
Besides its three plants in the greater Chicago region, OSI Industries operates plants in Fort Atkinson (Wisconsin), Oakland (Iowa), Riverside (California), and West Jordan (Utah). An additional 65 plants are located in 17 other countries. In China, OSI Industries is known as a supplier to U.S.-based restaurant chains including Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, and Subway.
Baho Food is a Dutch company, known in the Netherlands as a manufacturer of convenience foods. The 50-year-old company makes Henri van de Bilt deli meats, Bakx Foods frozen and chilled meat products, Gelderland pork products, Q Smart Life’s “Quorn” meat replacement products, and Vital Convenience, which makes frozen cheeseburgers, nuggets, and meatballs. Baho Food’s products are sold in 18 different European countries.
In June 2016, OSI Industries purchased the former Tyson Food Plant in Chicago. This Tyson plant had made convenience foods for the hospitality industry. Tyson Foods continues to operate offices in Chicago as well as its steak plant at Kostner Ave.