Frequently Asked Questions

What are Quorn™ products made from?
All Quorn™ products are made with Mycoprotein, a healthy meat-free form of high quality protein that is also a good source of dietary fiber. It is naturally low in fat and saturated fat.
Are Quorn™ products healthy?
Yes. The Mycoprotein used to make Quorn™ foods is a good source of quality protein and dietary fiber, has little to no cholesterol and is low in fat - especially saturated fat. Quorn™ foods are also satisfying. In addition to their strong nutritional profile, Quorn™ foods have a lower energy density compared to their meat equivalents. They are believed to have a positive effect on satiety, so you feel full on fewer calories. Feeling satisfied with few calories may lead to less food intake and easier weight management.
How do I cook Quorn™ foods?
Quorn™ is so easy to use. Quorn™ foods can be cooked using an oven, grill, stove or microwave. They can be prepared in a similar fashion to the way you do meat and poultry, but often in much quicker time. They're delicious, tasty and easy to prepare. Click on the cooking made easy page for more tips...
Can I use Quorn™ as part of my weight controlled diet?
Yes you can. Many Quorn™ products are low in fat and low in saturated fat. So you can enjoy your favorite meals with less calories and lower fat.
Is Quorn™ a suitable alternative to meat for my vegetarian teenager?
The main ingredient in Quorn™ is Mycoprotein, which is a high quality meat free protein. It has all the essential amino acids you'd find in others proteins like beef or chicken.
Is Quorn™ low in Saturated fat?
Many Quorn™ products are low in saturated fat.
Why are certain Quorn™ products not available in some stores?
Unfortunately, we can not influence any individual stores to stock our products. Instead, we can only make recommendations to each Head Office that they do so. If you continue having difficulty in obtaining Quorn™ products we suggest that you contact the manager at your local store and make your request to them directly.
In which countries are Quorn™ products available?
Quorn™ products are currently available in the UK, USA, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands, New Zealand and Australia.
Are Quorn™ products suitable for a Halal (Muslim Religion) Diet?
A number of our products have been approved by the Halal Monitoring Committee (HMC) in the UK.
Are Quorn™ products suitable for a Kosher (Jewish Religon) Diet?
We have recently gained Kosher approval with the Manchester Beth Din for mycoprotein and our frozen mince packs. Please visit the Manchester Beth Din website and search for Quorn for details of our approved products We will be working to expand this approval to other Quorn products in the near future.
Are Quorn™ products suitable for a Vegan Diet?
No. Since all Quorn™ products with exception of the Vegan Burger contain a small amount of egg white, and most also contain milk ingredients, they are not suitable for vegans.
How many Quorn™ products are there?
There are over 100 different Quorn™ products to choose from world wide. In the US there are 15 products available.
What is your postal address?
Our address is: Consumer Care, Marlow Foods Ltd, Station Road, Stokesley, North Yorks TS9 7AB, United Kingdom
Does Quorn™ produce Vegan products?
There is a Vegan product offered in the US – The Vegan Burger – and Quorn™ is engaged in development of further Vegan products in the future.
Does Quorn have “Generally Recognised as safe” (GRAS) status in the US?
We have been made aware of a lawsuit filed against the USA Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that references mycoprotein, an ingredient in Quorn products. We are not able to comment on the details of the lawsuit itself, but can confirm that the comments made in regards to mycoprotein, are wholly inaccurate, misleading and unsubstantiated.  Quorn products have been available since 1985 with more than 3 billion meals enjoyed in 15 different countries. Quorn is a safe, well tolerated food, and has been classified as such by the world’s most stringent food safety regulators, including the FDA, the Food Standards Agency, Health Canada and the Food Standards Australia and New Zealand.
Can I be intolerant to Mycoprotein?
There have been rare cases of allergic reactions to products which contain mycoprotein, a member of the fungi / mould family (fusarium venenatum). Mycoprotein is high in protein and fibre which may cause intolerance in some people. For further information see:
Are Quorn products non GMO?
All of our most popular items are completely free of all GMO ingredients. This includes: Chik’n Nuggets, Cutlets, and Tenders. It also includes our: Beef style grounds, all of our burgers and our new breakfast items. However, we recently learned that one of our US suppliers has used a GM ingredient in our two USA Burrito products, this issue only effects these products, and we are looking to fix it as soon as possible. We believe Quorn products should not contain GM ingredients.
Are Quorn products vegan?
In the USA most of our Quorn products cannot be classed as vegan as they contain a small amount of egg white and most of our products contain small amounts of milk protein. We do however one vegan product, the Quorn Vegan Burger. We are working on a whole range of vegan products, however we take great pride in the quality of our product range and until we can reach our very high standards, we do not feel comfortable launching the range. As soon as we have an update on this, we will be sure to communicate it.
Does Quorn use palm oil in its products?
At Quorn we try to keep our use of Palm Oil to a minimum. We are members of the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and therefore committed to working closely with our suppliers to source sustainable palm oil. We currently use palm oil which has been certified through either the Segregated or Mass Balance system. It is our intention to move towards the use of 100% segregated sustainable palm oil and its derivatives by the end of 2015.
Where can I buy Quorn products?
Thank you for your enquiry. Please contact our customer services who will be able to advise you on which retailers stock which products.
Is Quorn regulated?
We strongly refute the CSPI's recent and wholly inaccurate claim in relation to Quorn.  Quorn is classified as a safe, well-tolerated food by regulatory bodies across the world, including the USA's Food & Drug Administration (FDA), and the UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA), among the world's most stringent food safety regulators.  The CSPI's past accusations about Quorn were proven to be false, with both the FSA and FDA looking into their claims and finding them to be inaccurate.
Is Quorn safe?

At Quorn Foods, we are committed and dedicated to providing customers with safe and delicious products. Over the last 30 years, we have served more than 3 billion Quorn meals to families like yours around the globe. We are proud of what we do. We deliver great-tasting, healthy, safe food. Our strong and loyal customer base around the world is evidence of that.

Quorn Foods has always been made from a natural protein ingredient called mycoprotein. Mycoprotein is NOT an additive, it is a food that is harvested and fermented in a similar way to beer or yogurt. Quorn products are natural and GMO free, and meet all international regulatory standards. Contrary to some recent reports, Quorn products meet and exceed the standards set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as well as many other international food safety regulatory bodies around the world.

We voluntarily and extensively test our products, and have for decades, to ensure the safety of our customers.

Quorn products offer a nutritious, meat free source of fiber and protein. As with all protein and fiber rich foods, Quorn products may have the potential to cause an adverse reaction in a small number of consumers. As with all food, consumers should be mindful of their personal sensitivities when introducing Quorn into their diet. We recognize that some organizations have challenged the safety and labelling of Quorn products. All allegations that we have received regarding Quorn products have been factually inaccurate and lacking scientific credibility.  Quorn’s main ingredient -- mycoprotein - is not classified as an allergen in the U.S. or the fifteen other countries where it is currently sold. While reactions to Quorn products are significantly less than foods such as soy, nuts and shellfish, last year we voluntarily updated our packaging to explain possible sensitivities customers may have when eating Quorn.

Quorn is committed to providing its customers with delicious and nutritious meals. We understand that you may have additional concerns about Quorn products and we are happy to answer any questions you have. Please give us a call on the customer service hotline and we’d be happy to speak with you about our food.  We strive to continue our founder’s mission of feeding the world and hope that you continue to enjoy Quorn meals with your family as we do with ours.

If you have any further questions about Quorn Products, please call our Customer Service Hotline.