Frequently Asked Questions
Got a question about the best way to cook, prepare and store your favourite Quorn® products?
Well, who could be better to ask than the experts themselves?
Our Quorn chefs have answered all of your more frequently asked questions with simple, inspiring, and easy-to-follow tips and how-to videos.
You can buy Quorn at supermarkets nationwide. The product range stocked is at the retailer's discretion and will vary between stores. You can also check details of all available products here.
Coupons for Quorn products are available here.
We’re always on the lookout for talented people to come and work with us at Quorn to help us reach our ambitions. So, if you think you’ve got what it takes, have a look at the current vacancies on our careers page. We look forward to hearing from you.
Quorn works with a list of approved distributors and is not currently looking to expand its portfolio.
Yes, you can buy Quorn in bulk. To find out where, visit our food service page here.
At Quorn, we have a chosen list of charities that we regularly support. Sadly, we are unable to support any new requests for sponsorship, however, we wish you the very best of luck!
Quorn products are available in a number of countries. You can find out exactly where by clicking here. We have no plans to expand to other countries at this time.
If you can't find a product you're looking for, make sure it's still available by checking out our full line of products. We're always working to grow our product line, but if it's not on our website, then sadly it has been discontinued. This can happen for a variety of reasons, including retailer preference and customer demand.
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.
No, it did not. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has promoted a 2015 lawsuit filed in California that contained false and unfounded allegations about Quorn products in connection with the tragic passing of Miles Bengco. The coroner concluded, after a lengthy investigation, that Miles died from a severe asthma attack at a time when his lungs were in a very weak state. The autopsy actively looked for and found no evidence of an allergic reaction and anaphylactic attack, and the lawsuit was subsequently withdrawn from court.
Quorn mycoprotein, the core ingredient in all Quorn products, was a novel food source when it was developed in the 1960’s and 1970’s. In order to satisfy the requirements of food regulators, a series of animal feeding trials had to be carried out in order to show that Quorn mycoprotein is fit for human consumption. Different countries around the world have differing requirements for regulatory approval, and since 1995, there have been no further requirements for animal feeding trials.
Neither Quorn nor Monde Nissin (Quorn’s owner) will fund, conduct or commission any tests on animals that are not explicitly required by law.
Quorn first went on sale in UK in 1985, and has since served over 7 billion meals across 20 different countries. Quorn has been approved for sale by some of the world’s leading health agencies, including the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Health Canada (HC), European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Safety Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).
So it’s not just us, but also the world’s leading food regulators who are confident that Quorn is safe. The only suggestion that it isn’t has come from an American website called Centre for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). We find it puzzling that CSPI – a purported food safety organization – would be opposed to a range of safe products that bring better choice and variety to those looking to reduce the amount of meat in their diet. And it’s particularly strange given the multitude of other foods on the market today that have proven high allergenic properties where CSPI’s voice is all but silent.
Consider soy; according to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), soy is “one of the more common food allergies, especially among babies and children.” CSPI has not sounded the alarms and called for the removal of soy products from store shelves, as it has with Quorn. This is interesting, given CSPI’s collaboration with the American Soybean Association (ASA), allegedly dating back to 1991, and their rather flattering coverage of the ingredient in recent years. In 2014, CSPI’s founder, Michael Jacobson, was a featured speaker at an event sponsored by the ASA. CSPI also published a favourable report on soy later that same year. We think the public is right to wonder whether the motives behind CSPI’s long-standing campaign to disparage Quorn have been pure in nature.
You can find out more about Michael Jacobson and CSPI here.
For Further information on Quorn ingredients and allergens, please visit our dedicated page.