OSI Group Becomes Co-Producer
Impossible Foods has recently made a co-production deal with OSI Group, the legendary meatpacker, and producer for McDonalds. The co-production agreement will allow Impossible Foods to meet the demand it is experiencing for its Impossible Burger. The Impossible Burger is a 100% plant-based burger. The burger tastes, cooks, smells, looks, and “bleeds” like beef, but it is plant-based. Impossible Foods began an intense research program at their research facility in Redwood City headquarters in 2011. It’s founder, Patrick Brown, set out to find with the help of his hand-selected food scientist, a plant-based meat product. Impossible Foods was seeking to provide a more healthy choice to red meat for consumers.
Impossible Burger Debut
After nearly five years of research, it launched the Impossible Burger at David Chang’s Momofuku Nishi restaurant located in New York City. The debut of the Impossible Burger was well received, and many excellent reviews surrounded the initial days after the debut showing the positive response to the Impossible Burger. The space for total plant-based products has been growing in recent years. The Impossible Burger puts a unique spin on the vegetable burger. The Impossible Burger uses proteins from the soy plant called leghemoglobin. Leghemoglobin is a natural protein found in the root of the soybeans. Again leghemoglobin is also called heme, which is the cause of the way meat behaves. Leghenoglobin is responsible for carrying oxygen in the living organisms. The Impossible Burger is 100% free of any meat products or additives. Read the article on Business Insider.
A New Impossible Burger Production Facility
After the co-production agreement was signed between OSI and Impossible Foods, OSI engineered almost a perfect replica of the Impossible Burger production plant in Oakland. The new partnership between OSI and Impossible Burger means the Impossible Burger will have a strong distribution network.
Growing Demand for the Impossible Burger
By the beginning of 2019, more than 10,000 restaurants were asking for the Impossible Burger in their restaurants. At the time Impossible Foods had reached the peak of production at its 68,000 square foot facility in Oakland. Shateel Shah recently told reporters Impossible Foods is poised to go anywhere and everywhere with its Impossible Burger. With the support of legendary OSI, whose name is synonymously related to McDonalds as its all-time producer, Impossible Burger has a distribution network that can take the Impossible Burger internationally. OSI is located in 17 countries and has 65 locational. OSI Group employs 20K professional food specialist in its locations.
OSI has been recognized as an innovative leader in the food industry for over 100 years. OSI is a leading food packer known the world over. Its 65-year history with McDonalds is still one of its central focuses throughout its production plants globally.