If you happen to ask anyone what their favorite snack is, there is a good chance that they will say hamburgers. OSI Group McDonalds, an international fast-food chain, is the biggest food supplier of hamburgers in the whole world. A recent report released by the company indicated that it sold at least 75 hamburgers every second. This success has also brought a lot of scrutiny to the company especially on how it makes its widely loved burgers. To clear any doubts, this global fast-food chain decided to open the Gunzburg factory, one of its biggest burger factories. The Gunzburg factory is the biggest that this company has outside of the United States.
Reducing the risk of contamination
At this German factory, Eunice Koekkoek, an OSI McDonalds representative took the media around for the tour. She indicated that OSI McDonald’s went the extra mile to make sure that the risk of contamination was totally eliminated. Among the measures to make this possible is that they take in large pieces of meat from slaughterhouses which can easily be inspected. The smaller surface area that the large pieces of meat have also means that it’s much more difficult for bacteria to contaminate it. Additionally, all the meat taken in at this OSI Group McDonalds factory is passed through x-ray checking to make sure that there is no bone or other metal contaminants inside.
Making the burger patties
Eunice Koekkoek said that how OSI Group McDonalds makes its burger patties has always been questioned by critics. She revealed that the meat is minced then both frozen and fresh are mixed into the patty making machine. The company representative mentioned that no binding agent is ever used in the meat. This is because the mix of frozen and fresh beef naturally makes them in the machine to make patties and also hold their shape afterward. To prevent the buildup of bacteria in the machines, the room temperature in the factory is usually 12 degrees Celsius. The machines are kept at a much colder temperature and are also regularly cleaned.
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Hurricane Harvey is one of the strongest and most monumental disasters that has happened in Dallas, Texas. It is certainly a force of nature that cannot be averted and it has caused so much destruction, damage and casualties that should be foreseen when facing a natural calamity like Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Harvey has left a lot of families, individuals and pets with almost nothing to work with, they are left without a home, and some family members arose from the disaster with an incomplete family. In times of disaster, and in times where the community is left in a depressive state – it is certainly the time wherein camaraderie, the idea of community, and humanity should arise. It is a time where we have to forget our differences and we have to clump together and use collective action to be able to help each other. It is a time where individuals and companies who have platforms to help should help, people with strong influence should put their power to good use and companies or individuals who can shell out financial help should contribute.
One company that has rose to the situation and has initiated helping the community of Dallas post-Hurricane Harvey is Stream Cares. Stream Cares is a branch of Stream Energy that was solely focused on helping the community of Dallas in alleviating homelessness, feeding the hungry and clothing the people who had none to protect from the environment.
Stream Energy has always been a company that had their philanthropy as one of their core thrusts – but they created Stream Cares to be a solid and tangible company that is only dedicated into helping others. Stream Cares used the money that was earned by the very successful business of Stream Energy to fund the recovery and the alleviation of the victims form Hurricane Harvey. Stream Energy via Stream Cares also personally checked on their clients and customers and has selflessly offered financial help to help them ease the burden. Stream Energy basically helped those people who have helped them as well, and they extended their help even more to the community of Dallas.
Stream Energy is an energy selling company based in Dallas. The company is one of those who has maintained close ties with the customers in different ways. Apart from delivery of services, the company is leveraging on the role of supporting the community in times of need as one of the ways through which the companies can maintain a good relationship with the customers. Philanthropy is one of the things that matters the most to the customer. Companies which cooperate with the community in times of need are reviewed positively by the customers. Companies have therefore been trying to grab the attention of customers in many ways, one of them being supporting philanthropy in the community.
To make philanthropic operation in the company formal, the company has created a department that will deal purposely with charitable work. “Stream Cares” is a foundation that has been created with the aim of giving the company a voice on matters that relate to the community they serve. When Hurricane Harvey affected Houston, this organization was one of those that came out to support the victims of the hurricane. Stream Energy has been giving back to the community for a long time, but now they want to make philanthropy a basic operation.
Corporates have not been paying attention to philanthropy as it has been happening in recent times. It is only recently that the company tried to make a difference in the operations of the company. For many years, this company has been trying as much as possible to support the company and now with the creation of the foundation; it will be in a better position to offer better services.
Stream Energy is among other American corporates that have been giving considerable contributions to philanthropic organizations. Stream Energy is also carrying out a program that will see homeless people in Dallas offered an opportunity to own a home. Stream Energy is also supporting Hope Supply Co., an organization that offers the clothing and food to homeless children around the globe. All these are initiatives that place the company in a better position to win the hearts of the people.