Mcdonald’s Meat Supplier, OSI Group, Now To Make Plant-Based Burgers
Plant-based burgers are currently taking the world by storm. Consumers all over are embracing plant-based burgers more as opposed to the usual meat burgers. This change in consumer preferences is primarily brought about by the increasing awareness of the health benefits of taking plant-based burgers. OSI Group, an industry-leading meat processor and the supplier of McDonalds meat, recently announced that it would also be making plant-based burgers. This is after a co-manufacturing deal was reached between the company and Impossible Foods for the Impossible burger.
Bridging the Demand Gap
The increased demand for Impossible burgers inspired the co-manufacturing deal between the two companies. With its current production capacity, Impossible Foods has been unable to meet the high demand. The co-manufacturing agreement with this industry-leading food processor will significantly increase the production capacity for Impossible Foods. Kevin Scott, the OSI North America Senior Executive Vice President, pointed out that for the company, this was an excellent opportunity to lend their expertise to Impossible Foods. He went on to state that he was positive that this deal would result in a great, long-term term business relationship between the two companies.
Embracing Sustainable Food Production
This OSI Group executive added that it was time for the company also to embrace sustainable food production. As the market for plant-based burgers and alternative meet keeps growing, it is this company’s goal to be a crucial part of the industry. Scott assured the market that his company was committed to producing quality Impossible burgers just as it has always done with its other products. Moreover, the production line for plant-based burgers and their other meat products will be different. This means that there will be no contamination whatsoever for the plant-based burgers that the company will be making.
This McDonalds meat supplier has made a name for themselves for offering top quality products. At the moment, this company has more than 65 processing plants in 17 countries, with the majority of them being in Europe and North America. The new deal with impossible foods is expected to cement the name of OSI Group among the top players in the food sector.