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OSI Group’s growth influenced by the McDonald’s

OSI Group is the biggest food processing company in the world. It is based in Aurora, Illinois. It is currently running its operations in the United States and 17 other countries. It has also built 65 plants across various parts of the globe in order to meet the high demand of its products. The company is being managed by CEO Sheldon Lavin who has been in the industry for the past four decades. He has seen every part of development in this company. His management skills have been vital for the development of OSI Group. Without his input, the company would have struggled to keep its business operations live. One century after it was created OSI Group.

OSI was started as a butcher shop in Chicago by a German immigrant known as Otto Kolschowsky. The company later developed into a family owned wholesale business, and in 1928 it was renamed, Otto & Sons. The company would see its growth gain momentum after the Second World War. The economy started to grow rapidly, and many businesses were established at the time. In 1955, the McDonald’s was launched in Illinois, and this came as good news to Otto & Sons who were contracted by the McDonalds to supply hamburgers and more

The partnership between these two businesses would give rise to the operations of OSI Group as it was riding on the growth of the McDonalds which was doing so rapidly. It was getting acceptance in many locations, and the branches kept on growing. OSI Group was placed under pressure to produce more in order to meet the demands of the McDonald’s. It got to point where OSI was only supplying to McDonald’s. Even as McDonald’s modified their business to have centralized supply network, they still incorporated OSI Food Company. McDonald’s would later become the most recognized brand in the business worldwide. As it moved international, OSI Group followed suit.

McDonald’s was running the business in such a manner that each of its suppliers was given a specific product that they would supply. OSI was supplying hamburgers. As McDonald’s expanded to other parts in the world, the pressure was on the food company to keep producing products that would meet the needs of the customers as well as ensure that their products could be moved for long distances without going bad. OSI Group was then placed under pressure to use technology that would ensure that their products would be delivered to far destinations.

Sulfates May Cause Organ Toxicity and Cancer, Protect Yourself and Family with Safer Natural Alternatives

Every time we suds up our beautiful locks we’re trusting in the products we use and the regulatory agencies that govern those products are keeping us safe; but what if our shampoo was doing more than just stripping our hair of grime, dirt, moisture, and essential oils. (WomensHealthMag) What if these products, our shampoos, we’re making us sick.
Bringing to light a question that has been under a lot of controversy– are sulfates safe? We know beyond a shadow of a doubt that sulfates can cause scalp irritations, cause or worsen eczema, dandruff, and other scalp conditions. (BestSaloninFredericksburgva) They also clog pores and can cause hair to become dry, brittle, and strip hair of color. (SulfateFreeShampoos) However recent studies have shown some more macabre possible side effects such as: organ toxicity, neurotoxicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, as well as biochemical and cellular changes, mutations, and cancer. (SulfateFreeShampoos)

Sulfates are commonly used in medical trials to irritate skin for research purposes and are regularly in products like engine degreasers, floor cleaners, car wash soaps, bubble bath and of course shampoo. (BestSaloninFredericksburgva) Companies use sulfates because they are cheap, they work as a disinfectant agent, have unparalleled foaming abilities, they add softness to hair, and the chemicals in sulfates are good at breaking hard water. (SulfateFreeShampoos)

While the extreme side effects have not yet been proven, (Xovain) the “American Journal of Toxicology Studies concluded that a concentration of 10% – 30% sulfates can corrode the scalp and damage hair follicles, thus slowing hair growth, by as much as 8 times the normal rate of growth” (BestSaloninFredericksburgva) Most shampoos contain between 10% – 15% concentration of a sulfate ingredient. (BestSaloninFredericksburgva) Even though sulfates are still heavily regarded as safe, the best thing to do would be to stay away from them until the final word is given.

One of the earliest companies to break away from sulfates in haircare was WEN hair by Chaz.
Wen still remains the best product when looking at natural, sulfate -free, products that won’t damage or dry out hair. (ChazDean) Chaz’s line of products are made with natural products, never include other harmful ingredients like bleach, peroxide or irons. (ChaDean) Chaz’s devotion to a healthier lifestyle and healthier hair has kept the Wen line alive and strong as the most trusted sulfate free product for hair.To get updates follow Wen hair on Twitter. CHeck out their products on Guthy-Renker.


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