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Our products have been eaten for more than 30 years with nearly 3 billion Quorn meals now served. All Quorn products are classified as safe, well-tolerated food by the world’s most stringent food safety regulators, including the USA's Food & Drug Administration (FDA), and the UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA). But it’s important to know that Quorn products are a source of protein—and since all proteins can be allergenic or cause intolerance to some—consumers should be mindful of their personal sensitivities when introducing Quorn into their diet. That’s why we updated our packaging last year to explain possible sensitivities some may have when eating Quorn, despite reactions to Quorn products being significantly less common than foods such as soy, nuts and shellfish. The UK Food Standards Agency states that “between 1 in 100,000 to 200,000 people will react” or be intolerant to Quorn products. By comparison, one in 200 people are thought to be intolerant to soy. And these facts are supported by the millions of people around the world who safely enjoy Quorn’s great taste and nutritional benefits every day.

This policy applies to all products produced under the QuornTM and CauldronTM brands.

Marlow Foods are aware that there are a number of important environmental and social concerns regarding the production of palm oil, a natural vegetable oil widely used in the food industry.

As part of our ongoing drive to improve all aspects of sustainability in our business, we are members and active supporters of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, RSPO, which has developed a globally recognised standard and certification scheme for sustainably produced palm oil.

In order to achieve progress at scale and make a positive impact, we believe it is necessary to use one well-established and recognised system. That is why Marlow Foods are requesting that all of our suppliers and industry partners adopt the RSPO standard.

Marlow Foods use a small amount of palm oil, all of which is sustainable, indeed our usage of palm oil represents just 0.0005% of the 63 million tonnes of palm oil produced globally on an annual basis (according to figures for 2014).

We apply the following policy for palm oil usage in our QuornTM & CauldronTM branded products:

1.    We will minimise our use of palm oil


In accordance with our health credentials, we aim to use the healthiest possible oils in our products, therefore where possible oils such as sunflower and rapeseed oil are used.


2.    We only use sustainable palm oil


In products where palm oil is necessary for its unique properties, we use only certified sustainable palm oil from either the mass balance or segregated schemes. As availability of certified segregated increases, we aim to convert all usage to the segregated scheme by 2017. As part of this commitment, only segregated palm oil will be used in our new product development from 2016 onwards.


For more information on RSPO and their certification schemes, please visit the RSPO website at www.rspo.org.

We are a multi national food company specialising in the production of food products made from mycoprotein, a nutritionally healthy meat free protein. We have global supply chains and recognise that Modern Slavery is a complex supply chain issue. We are committed to working with our Customers, Suppliers and Employees to prevent human trafficking and modern slavery from within our own business and our supply chains. We hold ourselves and our supply chains accountable for complying with the provisions of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Supplier Relationships

As part of our due diligence processes we internally review our supply chains to evaluate human trafficking and slavery risks and we conduct supplier audits which review all aspects of the supply chain including safety, human trafficking, child labour and other legal requirements.

The company will not support or deal with any business knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking.

Human Resources

Key personnel within the business are provided with relevant knowledge to fulfil our obligations. 

Policies are updated regularly to ensure that they comply with the provisions of the regulations.

Employees are provided with a facility to disclose any concerns that they may have about slavery and/or  human trafficking in our organisation or our supply chains by invoking our Whistleblowing Policy.


The Company Directors and Senior Management take the responsibility for implementing this policy statement and its objectives and shall provide adequate resources (training etc) and investment to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is prevented within the organisation and its supply chains.

This statement will be reviewed and published annually.


Kevin Brennan

CEO, Quorn Foods Ltd

March 2016