Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS BEYOND MEAT®?
At Beyond Meat®, we believe there is a better way to feed the planet. Our mission is to create The Future of Protein® by offering mass-market solutions that perfectly replace animal protein with plant protein. We are dedicated to improving human health, positively impacting climate change, conserving natural resources and respecting animal welfare. At Beyond Meat®, we want to make the world a better place and we’re starting one delicious meal at a time.
WHERE CAN I FIND BEYOND MEAT®?
You can find Beyond Meat® products in over 35,000 grocery store meat cases, restaurants, hotels, universities and beyond! Click here to see the latest Food Service partners or visit our locator here to find a store or restaurant near you!
WHAT IS THE BEYOND BURGER®?
The Beyond Burger is the world’s first plant-based burger that looks, cooks, and satisfies like beef, without GMOs, soy, or gluten. Find out more here.
I CAN’T FIND BEYOND CHICKEN STRIPS IN MY GROCERY STORE. ARE THEY DISCONTINUED?
At Beyond Meat, we’re constantly innovating and renovating our products based on consumer feedback. Unfortunately, our Chicken Strips weren’t delivering the same plant-based meat experience as some of our more popular products, like the Beyond Burger and Beyond Sausage. But, there’s good news. We have a team of chefs and scientists who are working on getting an even better, tastier version of Beyond Chicken Strips back on retail shelves and restaurant menus as soon as possible.
WHY DO YOU CREATE PLANT-BASED PRODUCTS FROM PLANTS THAT AIM TO REPLICATE MEAT?
Our belief is that the best way to get people to eat less meat is by giving them more of what they love–in our case, juicy delicious burgers, sausages, beef, and more – without the health, sustainability, and animal welfare downsides of animal-based meats.
WHAT ARE YOUR PRODUCTS MADE OF?
For specific product ingredients, please visit our product pages.
HOW DO YOU MAKE PRODUCTS THAT LOOK, COOK, AND TASTE LIKE ANIMAL-BASED MEAT?
We use a simple process of heating, cooling, and pressure to create the fibrous texture of meat and layer in plant-based fats, binders, flavors, and colors. The result? Uncompromisingly delicious meat made directly from plants.
HOW DO YOU REBUILD MEAT WITHOUT GENETICALLY MODIFYING ANYTHING?
This question gets back to the company’s basic thesis that meat’s core parts – amino acids, lipids, trace minerals, carbohydrates, and water – don’t have exclusive residence in the animal kingdom. We are not inventing new materials but matching the plant equivalent and assembling it in the architecture of meat. And the way we do that assembly is similar to the simple process used to make pasta – we mix our plant-based ingredients, compress the mixture, and then shape it into the final product.
BEYOND MEAT® LOOKS LIKE MEAT. IS IT REALLY VEGAN?
Absolutely. Beyond Meat® products are 100% plant-based.
ARE YOUR PRODUCTS SAFE TO CONSUME IF I HAVE A NUT ALLERGY?
Peas are legumes. People with severe allergies to legumes like peanuts should be cautious when introducing pea protein into their diet because of the possibility of a pea allergy. Our products do not contain peanuts or tree nuts.
WHAT IF THE NUTRITION FACTS ON MY PACKAGE DON’T MATCH THE ONES ON YOUR WEBSITE?
Always refer to the nutrition facts on your package for information on the product you have purchased. These may not match the nutritional information listed on our site due to timing factors in food distribution.
WHICH OF YOUR PRODUCTS ARE NON-GMO PROJECT VERIFIED?
All of our US-based retail products are currently Non-GMO Project Verified, including The Beyond Burger®, Beyond Sausage®, Beyond Beef® and Beyond Beef® Crumbles.
ARE YOUR PRODUCTS ORGANIC?
Our products are not currently certified organic. All of our U.S. retail products are Non-GMO verified from The Non-GMO Project (North America’s most trusted third-party verification for non-GMO food and products).
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