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FAQ

Questions about Moving Mountains® Foods? We’ve got your answers – everything from the company and products to cooking the perfect Burger.

Moving Mountains®

What and who is Moving Mountains®?

Founded by Simeon Van Der Molen, Moving Mountains® is a pioneering food tech company providing delicious meat alternatives that genuinely compete in taste, texture and satisfaction to animal meat products – perfect for flexitarians looking to reduce their meat intake for health and environmental reasons.

We will continue to innovate in this space with further plant-based meat products that require less land, less water and produce less greenhouse emissions than animal meat – watch this space!

Does Moving Mountains® test on animals?

We’re proud to say that we’ve never tested on animals or never will. None of our ingredients contains animal products or bi-products either!

What’s next for Moving Mountains®?

Moving Mountains® is developing further plant-based food products to continue providing consumers with not only better meat-alternative options to choose from, but for the better of their health and to encourage better decisions made by consumers for the benefit of the planet.

Why is Moving Mountains® important?

  1. Plants are the future, animals are no longer a sustainable food source.
  2. With choosing plants there is no suffering and torture of animals through industrialized farming methods.
  3. There are proven health benefits of reducing your consumption of meat.

What effect does animal agriculture have on the planet?

Probably too many facts to squeeze in. However, here’s some food for thought:

– Cows produce 150 billion gallons of methane per day, 86 times that of CO2.

– Livestock covers 45% of the earth’s total land.

– 2,500 gallons of water is needed to produce 1 pound of beef.

– Animal agriculture is responsible for up to 91% of the Amazon destruction.

– Worldwide, at least 50% of grain is fed to livestock.

Are you hiring?

We’re always looking for talented and passionate people. Email us at careers@movingmountainsfoods.com.

Products

How can I find out more information about a product?

You can learn all about our products on their individual product pages. If you have any other questions or thoughts, drop us a message using our Contact form.

What is B12 and how much B12 is actually in each Burger?

The source of B12 naturally occurs from bacteria that can be found in the soil.

Farm animals should get their B12 from grazing on these plants, roots and grasses. With the advent of modern farming methods of caged animals and the industrialisation of the meat industry, many animals no longer roam free and B12 is fed as a supplement to them rather than them consuming it naturally.

Why not bypass the cow and get your B12 direct? No meat, straight plant!

Our burgers contain 100% RDA (recommended daily allowance) of B12 in each burger. Which is more than a regular 1/4 pound beef burger.

 

There are a lot of myths around soya protein. Can you shed some light on these?

Soya often gets a bad rep in the press, but these are just myths. In fact, soya has been shown to reduce the risk heart disease, osteoporosis and certain cancers.

For those with concerns about the environmental impact of soya, our burger only requires a tiny fraction of the soya required to produce meat, and is therefore a much more efficient and sustainable alternative.

Are your products suitable for Vegetarians & Vegans?

Of course! Our products do not contain any animal ingredients, including dairy, eggs & animal fats, and are certified by The Vegan Society.

Do your products contain palm oil?

None of our products contain palm oil.

Are your products gluten-free and soya-free?

At the moment, most of our products are not gluten-free. However, our Hot Dog does not contain gluten but it is produced in an environment that handles gluten.

Our Hot Dog and Mince are both free from soya.

Are your products certified Kosher or Halal?

No, our products are not Kosher or Halal certified but we’re working on it. However, this does not mean we use animal products in Moving Mountains® but to reassure Muslim customers that alcohol is not present in the production process.

Do your products contain Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) ingredients?

All our products are free from GMO ingredients.

What allergens are present in your products?

A lot of our products do contain Soya and Gluten and are produced in an environment that handles Nuts and Peanuts.

For full ingredient lists, please refer to their individual product pages or the back of retail packaging.

Why doesn't Moving Mountains® use organic ingredients?

We don’t use organic ingredients because we want to make our products as affordable and accessible as possible, whilst still being premium.

The intellectual property and technology that goes into creating our products make them expensive as we use the most innovative and cutting-edge technology available. This means that we need to cut costs elsewhere to be able to provide a great and affordable product. This includes the decision to not use organic ingredients, which are naturally more expensive and would mean we have to pass on the costs to our customers.

Ultimately, we wish to make a positive change to as many people as we can by keeping our products accessible.

Can you explain the fat content in your products?

The fat content in our products comes from natural coconut oil, which contains zero trans-fat, zero cholesterol and is rich in antioxidants (unlike the unhealthy saturated fat found in animal products).

Are there any other benefits of using Coconut Oil?

There are so many benefits that come from coconut oil!

Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) which are unique in that they are easily absorbed and metabolised by the liver, and can be converted to ketones.

These MCFAs have been proven to provide an immediate source of energy rather than being stored as fat, and do not raise bad cholesterol, but in fact boost good cholesterol.

General nutrition guidelines used in food production have to be clear and easy for the mass population to understand. This means that the nutrition values of saturated fat are not precise enough to include the difference between MCFAs and LCFAs (Long Chain Fatty Acids). The negative conversation around saturated fats are mostly relevant to LCFAs, and coconut oil does not fall into this category – not all saturated fats are bad.

If you’d like to educate yourself further on the benefits of coconut oil, we recommended the below sources to start with:

The Coconut Oil Miracle, Bruce Fife, Sept 2004

The British Journal of Nutrition report, The role of dietary coconut for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease: potential mechanisms of action, Jul 2015

Journal of Lipid Research report, Short- and medium-chain fatty acids in energy metabolism: the cellular perspective, June 2016

Journal of Lipid Research report, Contrasting metabolic effects of medium- versus long-chain fatty acids in skeletal muscle, Dec 2013

Winchester Hospital, Heath Library

Ghana medical Journal report, Coconut oil and palm oil’s role in nutrition, health and national development: A review, Sept 2016

Nutricion Hospitalaria report, A Coconut Extra Virgin Oil-Rich Diet Increases HDL Cholesterol And Decreases Waist Circumference And Body Mass In Coronary Artery Disease Patients, Nov 2015

Faith In Nature, The Benefits or Organic Coconut Oil for Skin

Packaging & Sustainability

How do I recycle the Moving Mountains® retail packaging?

Our frozen retail packaging is 100% recyclable, including the Hot Dogs’ plastic wrapper. While the cardboard is widely recycled, we advise you to check with your local recycling authority to confirm what plastic they collect and ensure that empty boxes/wrappers are rinsed before they’re placed in the recycling.

Is the plastic coating inside the packaging safe?

Yes, the plastic lamination on the inside of our packaging is food-grade and completely safe.

Why is most of your retail range frozen?

Frozen retail items use less packaging than chilled food products, with either zero or a very small amount of plastic. The frozen retail products also contribute to reducing the UK’s estimated 10 million tonnes of food waste, with the extended frozen shelf life.

Availability

Where are Moving Mountains® products available?

You can currently find Moving Mountains® products in the UK, mainland Europe, Australia, Singapore, UAE, China, and Hong Kong and many more countries. Use our Store Locator to find your nearest stockist!

When will Moving Mountains® products be available near me?

We’re always adding to our list of stockists and have plans to expand the number of locations where our products are available.

Check back regularly on our website or keep up to speed with our social accounts as we’ll always announce any news here first.

Can I buy your products online?

We don’t have an online store at the moment. But a selection of Moving Mountains® products are offered online via retailers. You can view individual product pages to find out what products is stocked in which stores. Or to find your closest store, have a look at our Store Locator.

Trade

I have a café/restaurant/retail shop and I’m interested in your products. How do I get in touch?

We’re delighted that you’re interested in our products! Simply fill out the Contact form with as much information as you can about your establishment and we’ll be in touch.

I serve your products in my shop and I have a question/like to be added to your Store Locator. How do I get in touch?

We’re excited to hear you’re serving Moving Mountains! If you have a question or wish to be added to our Store Locator, please fill out the Contact form and we’ll be in touch.

Marketing

I’ll like to collaborate with you or have a PR enquiry. How do I get in touch?

Please fill out the Contact form with as much information as you can including, how you would like to collaborate, etc and we’ll be in touch. Unfortunately, we’re unable to say yes to every opportunity but we’ll let you know either way.