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Osceola Food produces a variety of products for foodservice and consumers, including Hormel®Bacon 1® bacon, Hormel®Old Smokehouse® bacon, Hormel®Natural Choice® and Bread Ready® lunch meats, bone-in spiral hams and Hormel Gatherings® party trays. In 2016, the plant produced 162 million pounds of product.
Osceola Food

Osceola Food employees celebrating Hormel Foods 125th anniversary.

Osceola, Iowa, is beautifully situated on a high rolling prairie between the valley of the Squaw and Whitebreast creeks, at the intersection of Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 34, just north of the Missouri border. Nearly 5,000 people call this town home.

What today is known as Osceola Food, LLC, has been a part of the town’s history since 1972 when it was originally built for the Jimmy Dean Meat Company. Hormel Foods began production at the facility in 1996, having purchased it the year before.

Today, the facility is more than triple the size of its original footprint and covers in excess of 360,000 square feet. More than 900 people are employed at the facility, and it runs a 24/7 continuous operation that produces a variety of products for foodservice and retail consumers around the nation. Serving as the largest employer in Osceola and in Clarke County, Osceola Food takes great pride in the community and surrounding areas.

Examples of Careers at Osceola Food
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City of Osceola Founded
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900
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360,000
Square Foot Facility

Brands Produced at Osceola Foods

Natural Choice
Hormel® Natural Choice
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