David G. McDonald is a member of the board of directors for OSI Group, which is the premier global supplier of custom value-added food products. He acquired a bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University, where he acquired a lot of his knowledge in the business.
David McDonald OSI Group served as a Director of the Board of Marfrig Global Foods S.A. since December 2008 after “Marfrig Frigoríficos and Comércio de Alimentos” had acquired the OSI Group operations in Europe and Brazil, two of the biggest markets of the company, until June 27, 2017. He currently also serves as the Director of OSI International Foods for the Australian consumers.
In an interview for “The National Provisioner,” Mr. McDonald points out that although OSI Group is based in the USA, it is a global company. The key to OSI Group’s sustainability, he says, is finding solutions for the locals and building trust by understanding the local cultures and tastes. Besides establishing solid partnerships with clients and suppliers, OSI Group has also made such associations with government agencies by “understanding their needs” as he says. This has allowed OSI Group to operate in China for more than 20 years steadily growing together with China’s economy. OSI China successfully supplied 113 tons of meat products without any complaints in return. With deeds like this OSI Groups reputation grew to gain operations in serving popular food chains in China such as McDonald’s, Yum, Starbucks, Saizeriya, Papa John’s, Burger King and Subway.
OSI Group, L.L.C. acquired Baho Food, a Dutch manufacturer of convenience foods, deli meats and snacks serving the food service and retail segments have five subsidiaries with processing plants in Germany and the Netherlands.
David McDonald noted that by acquiring Baho Food OSI achieves a broader presence in Europe and that Baho Food’s portfolio of products complements OSI’s current processing strengths.
OSI Group regularly invests and devotes time and labor into acquiring food safety and quality with machines with built-in X-ray to detect foreign particles as well as monitoring how products are grown and made. As consumers have become more demanding by wanting natural, organic, healthy and still above all tasty food David McDonald says that giving the consumers what they need has never become more necessary.
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