Food Safety & Quality Assurance Capabilities

Make it RELIABLE

Many of the largest food brands in the world trust the OSI Group to provide unsurpassed food safety and food quality assurance because they know it ensures brand security. We design and manage supply chain systems to protect your brands, products and reputation to the fullest extent.

Our team of food quality assurance experts are deeply embedded within our processing network to ensure compliance to specifications, develop stringent tracking and tracing systems, arrange secure transportation and champion best-in-class process control and assured supply practices.

Our customers trust us with their most precious asset: their good name. We take extraordinary food safety steps through Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) systems and Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification to repay that trust by making sure every product we make delivers unsurpassed food safety and consistent food quality.

Stringent Policies
We set standards that often exceed customer and regulatory requirements. And we continuously measure ourselves and our suppliers against those standards. We routinely conduct HACCP, Food Safety, GMP, Animal Welfare and OSI Global Standardization audits, and stay current with new and innovative quality procedures and technologies.

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Training
Our employees know that safety and quality come first at OSI. Employees receive documented GMP training as part of their orientation and at least annually thereafter. We focus on food safety and quality every shift, every day. At OSI, it’s never “the other guy’s” job; each employee is individually responsible for ensuring all standards are met.

Relentless Tracking
We don’t just put tough standards in place. We check and crosscheck how we’re doing against those standards.

  • Sanitation Microbiological & Environmental Surveillance Results
  • HACCP Deviation Trending
  • Process Control Measures
  • Raw Material and Ingredient Standards Monitoring
  • OSI, Independent Third Party, and Customer Audit Scores
  • Routine Product Consistency Reports

Annual QA Audits
We use rigorous OSI annual quality audits to make sure that every product is measured and tested against dozens of standards and requirements, including customer and government requirements, and the toughest standards of all—our own.

Ongoing Sensory Evaluation
Quality, taste and consistency are also critically important. We do whatever it takes to make sure that the products we make look, taste and perform exactly the way our customers expect them to. We evaluate every product, every shift. We hold weekly sensory evaluation sessions with plant management. And four times a year we do a centralized complete audit.

Keeping You One Step Ahead

  • We stay current with new laboratory methods, food safety research, and processing techniques
  • We develop new product specifications, quality parameters, product prep instructions and process cook validations
  • We put safety first when designing processes and specifying equipment