OSI Group McDonalds Prove Meat Quality

As more people become conscious about their food’s quality, companies like OSI Group and McDonald’s have faced criticism. This all started in 2013 when a man named David Whipple claimed that he’d stored one of McDonald’s burgers in his kitchen cupboard for 14 years to see how it would age.

Purchased in 1999, Whipple claimed that the 14-year-old hamburger looked exactly the same as it did when he first purchased it. He posted some pictures online with his story, and the internet went crazy. At one point, McDonald’s said they sold 75 burgers a second. Since Whipple’s “experiment”, many food chains have come under fire for their foods’ quality.

In response to Whipple’s accusations, McDonald’s and OSI Group, the company that produces much of McDonald’s food, have offered numerous explanations. Firstly, there’s no evidence proving that Whipple really kept the same hamburger for 14 years. Secondly, he never went into detail about the conditions at which he kept said hamburger.

According to food science expert Keith Warriner, whether food spoils or rots has little to do with preservatives in particular conditions. For microbes that cause rot and spoilage to occur, they need water, nutrients, warmth, and time. Since Whipple still hasn’t told anyone about the conditions of his 14-year-old hamburger, there’s no definitive way to prove that OSI Group McDonalds uses preservatives.

Without any substantial evidence, OSI Group McDonalds decided to open its largest meat-processing factory in Germany to showcase their food’s quality. Representatives of Business Insider got to tour the Gunzburg, Germany factory, where over 5 million burgers are produced every day.

Upon entering the factory, the first thing representatives noted was the heavy smell of beef, a scent that would not be predominant in lower-quality factories. The purity of the beef is further proven by the representatives’ requirement to wear food bodysuits, to protect the beef.

The meat arrives every day and goes through numerous purification and safety checks before being transformed into OSI Group McDonalds frozen patties.

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British Safety Council Recognized OSI Food Solutions UK with 2016 Globe of Honour Award

There was a grand celebration at the OSI group McDonalds Food Solutions UK after it was recognized as the best company in the year 2016 with exemplary management of environmental risks. The British Safety Council sponsored the awarding program. The crowning event took place at the Drapers’ Hall in the capital of UK on 25th Nov 2016.

OSI group McDonalds was among the 18 organizations presented with prestigious Globe of Honour Award, which is typically awarded to companies and industries with exemplary environmental management protocols. For any organization to be nominated for the competition, first it should have attained a consistent five-star rating from the British Safety Council’s environmental audit team for a period of not less than for months. They should also demonstrate and convince an independent panel of experts that they are excellent in their environmental management throughout the business – from the production site to marketing.

The OSI Food Production branch in the UK is situated in Scunthorpe, and it has been operational since1989. The firm majorly specializes in the production of beef and pork products both on the wholesale and retail program to the restaurant industries. The company also won the Globe of Honour in 2013 and 2015.

The Purchase of Baho Food

On its attempt of increasing service delivery, OSI group McDonalds has recently reported its new acquisition of Baho Food, a company that specializes in the production of meat and other food products for local and international markets.

Baho Food has primary operations industries in the Netherlands and Germany; however, it has other several subsidiary companies in Bakx Foods, Gelderland Frischwaren, Henri Van de Bilt, Q Smart Life, and Vital Convenience. These firms have over six decades in the market, selling a variety of deli meats, fast meals, and snacks, as well as marketing links in over 18 European countries.

Other Acquisitions

Following the recent purchase of a private Dutch company, Baho Food, OSI group McDonalds executive team went ahead and announced its another purchase of a Chicago based foods plant formally known as Tyson Foods Industry. The purchase announcement was made public in June. Expansion for OSI Group Continues Internationally

Sweetgreens creating sweetlife

Nathaniel Ru founded Sweetgreens in August of 2007. Nathaniel and his co-CEO’s Nicolas Jammet and Jonathan Neman took an entrepreneurship class together at Georgetown University. They created Sweetgreens with two things in mind; first they wanted to feed people better and second they wanted to make a brand that would stand for something. They didn’t feel as though there were enough healthy eating options near Georgetown and once they graduated they decided to open Sweetgreens. When Georgetown University was mostly empty during winter break Nathaniel, Nicolas and Jonathan realized that their restaurant would make it. People were still frequenting Sweetgreens for a healthy dining alternative. Learn more: http://www.thehoya.com/nathaniel-ru-jonathan-neman-and-nicolas-jammet/


Sweetgreens serves farm to table food in a fast food chain restaurant atmosphere. Sweetgreens factors in organic, local, healthy and fresh when they are creating their rotating menus. As of October 2016, Sweetgreens had 64 restaurants with over 1,700 employees. Sweegreens currently has locations in California, Illinois, New York, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathaniel-ru-b04a7310


Nathaniel, Nicolas and Jonathan are tech pioneers and over thirty percent of their companies transactions are made via their company site or mobile phone app. These co-CEO’s are bicostal and do not believe in a true corporate headquarters. They do have an office in Los Angeles but they are hoping to grow their company more nationally. Sweetgreens shuts down their office five times a year and the office staff works within the various restaurant locations for a more hands on approach. Learn more: http://www.forbes.com/pictures/ekeg45fe/nicolas-jammet-nathaniel-ru-jonathan-neman-co-founders-sweetgreen-262627/


In 2009, after opening a larget Sweetgreens location in Dupont circle, they had a lull in customers. Upon realizing they needed a reason for customers to come to this new location they started playing live music. This connection between music and food was the beginning of a larger trend they would create. Eventually they started bringing their food to local farmers markets and incorporated music there as well. Six hundred people showed up to this event and they decided to name it sweetlife. This new yearly music festival that Sweetgreens incorporates with their food draws upwards to twenty thousand people yearly. In addition to those coming for the music and Sweetgreens food, local farmers and food trucks also attend the music fest. While constantly asking “why” when coming up with new marketing ideas, Sweetgreens is becoming a strong leader in the healthy and convenient life style while incorporating fun and creativity. Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnQ9aK4ZmFA