Quorn is a meat-substitute made from mycoprotein, which is extracted from a fungus. Not suitable for vegans, as Quorn products contain egg. Acquired by Monde Nissin in 2015.
|Marlow Foods Ltd||UK||website|
| Monde Nissin Corporation
owns 100% of Marlow Foods Ltd
|Marlow Foods Ltd|
USA based Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has been campaigning against the sale of Quorn in the USA since 2002. By 2011 CSPI had received 1,700 reports of adverse reactions to eating Quorn, ranging from nausea to severe vomiting, diarrhoea, hives, and anaphylaxis. CSPI claims about 5% of adults who eat Quorn experience adverse reactions. Despite numerous complaints by CSPI to the US Food and Drug Administration, Quorn's main ingredient, mycoprotein, is still accepted as 'generally recognised as safe' by the FDA.
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Quorn had numerous complaints filed against it for deceptive marketing in 2002. At the time Quorn was labelled as 'mushroom based'. Quorn is made of mycoprotein, a vat-grown mould that is not a type of mushroom at all. Scientists also expressed concerns that mycoprotein was not adequately tested, and that it could cause allergic reactions in some people.
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This company is a member of The Protein Challenge 2040, a global coalition exploring how we feed nine billion people enough protein in a way which is affordable, healthy and good for the environment.
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This company has products which carry the Vegetarian Society Seeding Symbol, the only legally registered trademark for vegetarian accreditation.
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This company is a member of the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA), who represents more than 90 of USA's leading plant-based food companies. The PBFA's mission is to promote the plant-based foods industry by removing obstacles to a fair and competitive marketplace for alternatives to animal ingredients and products.
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This company is a member of the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex), a not-for-profit, membership organisation that leads work with buyers and suppliers to deliver improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. Tens of thousands of companies use Sedex to manage their performance around labour rights, health & safety, the environment and business ethics.
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California, the UK and Australia have all enacted legislation requiring companies operating within their borders to disclose their efforts to eradicate modern slavery from their operations and supply chains. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
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|Monde Nissin Corporation|
In 2018 members of Monde Nissin Labor Association built a protest camp outside one of this company's manufacturing plants in the Philippines, demanding the regularization of employees and reinstatement of dismissed workers.
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|Company Structure||Wholly-owned subsidiary|
|Revenue||128.8 million GBP in 2010|
|# Employees||620 in 2015 in UK|
|Address||North Yorkshire, United Kingdom|
Products / BrandsQuorn Foods
Monde Nissin Acquires Quorn Foods
8th Oct 2015 — Monde Nissin, one of the leading food consumer goods companies in the Philippines, has agreed to purchase Quorn Foods from Exponent Private Equity and Intermediate Capital Group for the amount of £550m. The purchase is expected to be completed by October 30.
Quorn is an international meat alternatives business, with market leading position in 15 countries. It has around 620 employees in three UK sites, in Germany, and in the United States. [source]
Premier sells Quorn to private equity
29th Jan 2011 — UK food producer Premier sold its meat-free foods division, including the Quorn and Cauldron brands, to UK firms Exponent Private Equity and Intermediate Capital Group in 2011. Quorn was introduced in Australia in 2010. Exponent is a private equity firm founded in 2004 that invests in UK headquartered businesses with an enterprise value of between Â£75m-Â£350m. [source]