Quorn is made from a fungus that is grown in a vat like bacteria rather than plucked from the ground like a mushroom. The chemically treated fungus is processed to simulate chicken or beef. Quorn has been available in the UK since the mid-1980s and more recently became available elsewhere in Europe and in the U.S. Quorn causes allergic reactions, including vomiting, diarrhea, and hives in some consumers.
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