Mt. Kisco, NY (PRWEB) June 14, 2011
OSI Group, LLC, a leading processed meat supplier and major supplier to the world’s leading branded food companies today announced it will implement Arrowsight, Inc.’s third party 24/7/365 Remote Video Auditing (RVA) food defense services in its five US processing plants. The RVA program will enhance the Company’s existing efforts in the area of food defense to guard against the threat of agroterrorism.
OSI and Arrowsight have collaborated to pioneer an innovative, industry-leading solution that will further advance food defense in food manufacturing plants. The food defense RVA service helps companies ensure that only authorized workers enter high risk raw material storage areas and that they follow strict safety protocols when they are handling food products.
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The food defense program is being implemented as part of a nationwide rollout of RVA services covering the following applications: food safety, employee welfare, and operational efficiencies. In addition to becoming the first company to roll out the RVA food defense program nationwide, OSI is also the first food manufacturing company to implement the full suite of Arrowsight RVA services in all their US facilities. All five of OSI’s US food processing plants will be implementing the RVA food defense program and related services by the end of 2011.
“OSI has been working with Arrowsight since 2005 to innovate new solutions using RVA services and is proud to continue to drive new standards in the critically important area of food defense,” said David McDonald, President and Chief Operating Officer, OSI Group, LLC. “By measuring the performance of our employees and providing them with immediate feedback while they work, OSI will be able to continually measure and improve all of our plant operations in the US.”
Dr. Justin Ransom, lead regulatory affairs executive at OSI who recently spoke at the FBI’s ISA Agroterrorism Conference adds, “We take food defense very seriously and are pleased to be able to implement a practical and cost effective solution to mitigate any risks.”
“The use of Remote Video Auditing services to help companies better protect their food products from intentional acts of contamination is an extremely important extension of the use of RVA services,” said Arrowsight Inc. Chief Executive Officer, Adam Aronson. “We are very pleased that OSI has selected Arrowsight as its partner to pioneer these important new RVA services.”
Arrowsight provides a wide range of industries with tools they need to have a precise view on critical aspects of their operations and to improve performance. Arrowsight RVA services are used for multiple applications in the meat industry and also in the healthcare and quick service restaurant industries.
Arrowsight (http://www.arrowsight.com), a web-based Software as a Service (SaaS) provider, is the leading developer of remote video auditing services and patented software. Arrowsight has helped improve practices, compliance and employee morale in safety-sensitive industries, such as food processing, food services, manufacturing and healthcare. For more information, visit http://www.arrowsight.com.
About OSI Group
For over 50 years, the OSI Group, LLC has been a global leader in supplying value added protein items and other food products to leading foodservice and retail brands. They are a privately held corporation with more than 40 facilities in 17 countries. Their global headquarters is located outside of Chicago in Aurora, Illinois, USA. For more information, visit http://www.osigroup.com.
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