Researchers from Northumbria University in the UK found that swapping red and processed meat for Quorn’s mycoprotein, a fungi-based meat alternative, leads to a significant reduction in intestinal genotoxins - which can cause bowel cancer - and increases...
Vegetarian diets are often characterised as healthy options delivering higher nutritional quality. But the surge seen in recent years of plant-based analogue products that many classify as ultra-processed has placed this reputation under pressure. Are...
When it comes to proteins, says Christian Koolloos, chief business development officer at Dutch startup The Protein Brewery, boring is good. In fact, the blander the better: “Fermotein [his firm’s fermented fungi protein] is extremely boring in its profile...
Plant-based food manufacturer Quorn Foods is facing strike action at its Billingham factory over a pay dispute. As union officials warn this could lead to supermarket shortages, the company says continued supply is of the ‘utmost importance’.
Quorn Foods, a pioneer in the plant-based category, is expanding its culinary innovation team. Tim Ingmire, Head of Research, Development & Quality, tells FoodNavigator the investment will help ‘identify the next big product opportunities’.
We no longer have the luxury of tackling obesity and climate change separately, says Quorn’s sustainable development manager Tess Kelly, who revealed the brand is committed to launching a complete nutritional review of its product portfolio.
Swedish start-up Mycorena has developed a fungi-based ingredient for vegan products. Targeting the B2B – rather than the B2C – market, the mycoprotein producer is hoping to make a splash in a category largely dominated by alternative protein brand Quorn...
Quorn Foods is remaining quiet on reports that acquisition firm Nomad Foods and chip giant McCain Foods are preparing takeover bids for the meat-free food manufacturer, as it revealed a 50% boost in production capacity to meet surging export demand.
Most UK consumers would recognise Quorn as a meat-free product, and advertisements for Quorn sausages, burgers and other products therefore do not need to specifically say that they do not contain meat, the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has...
The UK joined the ongoing and heated debate about the meat
alternative product Quorn this week when the UK Food Standards
Agency (FSA) rejected claims by an American organisation that the
mycoprotein Quorn is unsafe.
Producers of the meat alternative Quorn claim it tastes like
chicken, while a consumer group is insisting that Americans be told
it is a fungus and that the FDA should carry out a complete review
of the product's safety.