OSI Group is joining forces with Select Ready Foods of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, creating a new joint venture company named OSI Select Ready Foods. The addition of OSI Select Ready Foods to the OSI Group portfolio brings the total number of countries in which OSI operates to 17, with nearly 60 facilities.

Select Ready Foods has a history of providing high quality value-added pork, beef and chicken products for foodservice operators, delis and the retail market in Canada. Select Ready Foods also produces a line of premium entrées and appetizers under the Ready Cuisine, Rocky Mountain and Wok Ready brands. The company was founded in 1997 and currently operates two production facilities in Alberta.

“We are pleased to partner with a successful, high-quality company like Select Ready Foods,” said OSI President and Chief Operating Officer Dave McDonald. “We are confident of the growth possibilities for this business.”

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“Select Ready Foods is excited to be partnering with OSI, for they have the breadth of resources necessary to significantly accelerate our growth,” said Brad Shapka, chief operating officer of Select Ready Foods.

In the Americas, OSI currently has multiple locations in the United States and an office in Brazil. The company also operates in eight European countries (Austria, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Ukraine and the UK), as well as six countries in the Asia-Pacific region (Australia, China, India, Japan, the Philippines and Taiwan).