AURORA, ILL. and AMERSFOORT, THE NETHERLANDS — IQI Trusted Petfood Ingredients announced it has joined OSI Group, LLC, a global supplier of beef, poultry, pork, vegetable and other food products, as of Oct. 18.
Through the partnership, IQI will be able to leverage OSI Group’s extensive supply chain, allowing IQI to reach new customers, expand its product portfolio, strengthen its supply relationships, and develop new innovative, premium ingredients for the pet food industry.
“This step will greatly benefit our supply partners and customers,” said Mark Oostendorp, chief executive officer of IQI. “OSI’s drive to provide any solution needed for their customers and suppliers is exactly how IQI has been developing solutions for our suppliers and customers in the pet food arena. The enormous OSI network and capabilities give IQI the opportunity to become a global leader in animal products, plant-based material and novel ingredients, and to co-create new solutions for our suppliers and customers.”
OSI Group will utilize IQI’s capabilities in pet food and functional ingredients throughout a variety of categories, including animal protein, fish, Omega 3 fish oil, vegetable and novel ingredients. IQI will also share its entire process with OSI Group, from ingredient sourcing to quality assurance, warehousing, logistics, distribution and more.
“This partnership more closely connects OSI’s extensive industry relationships and animal protein and vegetable capabilities directly to IQI’s customers,” said Mark Richardson, senior executive vice president of OSI International. “OSI Group welcomes IQI to the global OSI family and looks forward to partnering with IQI to create new and innovative ingredients that deliver unique solutions for IQI’s customers.”
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