OSI Industries Will Make Impossible Burger Production ‘Mission Possible’

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Patrick Brown is a Ph.D.-level scientist and professor emeritus at California’s prestigious Stanford University. He also holds a medical degree. For years has taken a keen interest in the relationship between food production and the environment.

His research led him to conclude that it’s vital for more people to consume diets that are dominated by plants rather than meat. His reasons were not so much focused on the health of individuals as on the health of the planet.

This led Dr. Brown to develop the Impossible Burger, a patty made entirely from plant-based sources that tastes so much like real beef many people can’t tell the difference. His company, Impossible Foods, began manufacturing the Impossible Burger in 2011. Since it was introduced to the public, the response has been beyond enthusiastic. Millions of people love the Impossible Burger and can’t get enough of the meatless treat. Read More on Wikipedia.

Impossible Foods, based in Redwood City, California, soon reached a point where its Oakland processing facility could not make enough. With demand exploding, the firm needed a fast solution to their production problems. Now they think they have found it.

based in the Chicago area. OSI Industries is best known as the entity that supplies the millions of all-beef hamburger patties served by the McDonald’s every day. OSI is renowned for its vast resources, giant processing plants and high-tech equipment that spans the globe.

Impossible Foods believes OSI Industries is the perfect partner to help ramp up the production of the Impossible Burger — and do it fast. The task is an urgent one. The veggie burger is currently available in some 10,000 restaurants, but that number could be nearly twice that by the end of the year – but only if enough production capacity is achieved. If any company can get the job done, it’s OSI Industries.

Known mostly as a processor of meat, OSI Industries has long since diversified. It’s been handling vegetable-brmased food products for decades. Making the Impossible Burger will be “Mission Possible” for OSI.

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