New OSI dry sausage plant opens in Utah
Sept. 21, 2011
by Meat&Poultry Staff
WEST JORDAN, Utah – Earlier this month, OSI Group opened its new, 50,000-sq.-ft. dry sausage plant in West Jordan, Utah, which will allow OSI to serve its West Coast customers’ needs for pepperoni, Genoa salami and other dry sausage products.
One of the most modern in the industry, the new plant is highly automated, the company said. The new plant, which is located next to OSI’s existing beef and pork processing facility, will produce dry sausage products for the foodservice and retail channels.
“The company’s investment in this new facility represents OSI’s commitment to being a trusted partner to its customers and to serving their needs for these products in the western US,” said David McDonald, OSI president and chief operating officer. “We have operated our existing West Jordan plant since 1977, and this new world-class operation helps to further position us as a leading food processing company. OSI operates more than 45 facilities around the globe, and we provide our customers with a wide range of quality, value-added products customized to their specific needs. This new facility gives our customers even more options."
The high-volume, high-efficiency West Jordan facility can produce millions of lbs. of dry sausage annually, with capabilities for both large- and small-diameter products, as well as specialty items. The latest in processing technology delivers the utmost in product consistency and quality, as well as food safety.
“The talent we have assembled to staff this new plant is truly top-notch,” said Kevin Scott, OSI executive vice president, North America. “The technical expertise and experience they have is a perfect match for the state-of-the-art equipment contained within this operation.”
Adjacent to this new plant is OSI West Jordan’s original operation, housed in a 45,000-sq.-ft. building. That plant continues to process beef and pork into frozen hamburgers, steak pieces, carnitas (seasoned pork) and barbacoa (spicy shredded beef), along with other specialty products.