Plant-based pioneers, Impossible Foods, has struck a co-manufacturing collaboration with OSI Group, one of the world’s largest food producers.
Beginning this month, OSI will produce Impossible Foods’ flagship product – the Impossible Burger – in a move that adds short-term capacity to the alternative protein producer’s plant in Oakland, California.
The company will continue to expand the production of the patty throughout the remainder of the year and beyond.
With more than 65 facilities in 17 countries, OSI has the infrastructure in place to develop, produce and distribute custom food solutions worldwide. With Impossible Foods bent on global domination, it seems a logical choice.
“We conducted an exhaustive due diligence process to determine how to scale our manufacturing, both in the short term and over the next several years, and we were thoroughly impressed with OSI’s commitment to quality and responsiveness,” said Sheetal Shah, Senior Vice President of Product and Operations at Impossible Foods.
It’s an advantageous move for both parties, with Kevin Scott, Senior Executive Vice President of OSI North America, saying that it will help “fulfil the OSI Group’s commitment to sustainable food production”.
The co-manufacturing deal comes as the Impossible Burger is enjoying unprecedented demand.
To keep up with demand, Impossible Foods announced a $300 million funding round back in May to accelerate its rapid scale-up.
This latest step will help the company continue it’s rapid expansion plans and keep ahead of its competitors.