Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life

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Be Allergy and Food Safe

Allergy and Food Safety 

We take allergy and food safety seriously, and we emphasize precautions in our facilities to ensure safe food for our guests, such as:

  • Onboarding online allergen safety training
  • Twice a year on-site allergen safety training from our Assistant Director of Nutrition
  • ServSafe Certified Training (a food and beverage safety training and certificate program) for our management teams

Tips for Students: Allergen Safety

  • Contact the Assistant Director of Nutrition to schedule a meeting to discuss your allergy and how to stay safe.
  • Look up all foods on our NetNutrition page, including ingredients, allergens and nutrition facts
  • Review the Nutrition Icon key displayed on all menus and item cards at each Dining Operation
  • Visit our Solution Station at all Traditions locations for foods that are vegetarian, gluten and nut free

Tips for Students: Food Safety 

  • Keep snack food safe between classes by packing whole fruits like bananas, apples and oranges
  • Foods such as yogurt or cut produce shouldn't be left out for more than 2 hours (1 hour if temperature is 90 degrees)
  • Pack a lunch bag with a mini ice pack to keep foods safer longer

Keeping food safe in residance halls

  • Invest in a small thermometer to verify food in fridge stays at or below 40 degrees
  • Always use a clean dishrag, as they are a common source of cross-contamination
  • When in doubt, throw it out! 

Common symptoms of bacterial infections include diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and chills. Those with compromised immune systems are at greater risk for experiencing serious consequences.