OSI Group, LLC, Aurora, Ill., joined forces with Canada-based Select Ready Foods to create a new joint venture company named OSI Select Ready Foods.

Select Ready Foods provides high-quality, value-added pork, beef and chicken products for foodservice operators, delis and retail 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,” says Dave McDonald, president and COO of OSI. “We are confident of the growth possibilities for this business.”

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