Florida State University

Dining Services
Made-to-order items

1. We provide access to ingredient information for made-to-order* items. *Made-to-order - Meals that are prepared on request and to your specification in the dining hall. Examples include a sandwich station, omelet station, burrito station, etc.

Made-to-order items
[YES]
How are ingredients available?
Table: Ingredient Info Availability

 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients

Top 8 allergens, online database
[YES]
Full ingredients, online database
[YES]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[YES]
Full ingredients, a list is posted in the dining hall
[NO]
Top 8 allergens, available on request in the dining hall
[YES]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[YES]
Specific areas

All made-to-order stations have ingredient information available upon request, via the Bite app, and www.seminoledining.com

Additional Information

At Seminole Dining, we take pride in being as transparent as possible with our recipes and ingredients. Staff are trained to know what he/she is cooking and how to communicate that with our students, faculty, and staff. 

Self-Serve Items

2. We provide access to ingredient information for self-serve* items. *Self-serve - Meals that are served buffet-style in a dining hall. These are typically high risk for cross-contact and are best avoided by diners with food allergies.

Self-Serve Items
[YES]
How are ingredients available?
Table: Ingredient Info Availability

 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients

Top 8 allergens, online database
[YES]
Full ingredients, online database
[NO]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[YES]
Full ingredients, a list is posted in the dining hall
[NO]
Top 8 allergens, available on request in the dining hall
[YES]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[YES]
Specific areas

All self serve stations have ingredient information available upon request, via the Bite app, and www.seminoledining.com

Additional Information

Our staff are trained to keep the self-serve areas clean, and keep the appropriate serving utensils with the respective item. 

Made-To-Order Areas

3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.

Made-to-order areas
[YES, IN ALL STATIONS]
Additional information

When preparing made to order meals, our staff are trained to keep the area in which they are preparing made to order items clean. They also wear gloves which they change regularly and use a clean pan for every order. 

When preparing allergen free meals, our staff use preventative measures, such as changing gloves, washing hands, cleaning and sanitizing cutting boards and utensils, and opening new packages of food to prepare those special meals. 

Self-Serve Areas

4. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in self-serve areas.

Self-Serve Areas
[YES, IN ALL AREAS]
Additional Information

For self serve items, our staff are trained to keep the area clean, each food items and utensils in it's respective container.

Pre-Order Meals

5. We have pre-order meals* available. *Pre-order meals - Custom meals that can be ordered in advance by a diner so they are ready for pick up at a specific time. Typically these can be ordered online or by phone/text.

Do students have access to pre-order meals free from their allergens?
[YES]
Additional information

At Seminole Dining, we have several programs for students with food allergies. If a student has severe allergies in which these programs are not adequate, we can prepare a special meal for that student.

Allergy-Friendly Station

6. We have an allergy-friendly station*. *Allergy-friendly station - A food station where specific ingredients are banned, typically including many or all items in the Top 8 allergens and gluten.

Do students have access to an allergy-friendly station?
[YES]
What is the station free from?
Peanut
Tree nut
Shellfish
Eggs
Wheat
Soy
Milk
Gluten
Additional Information

In Seminole Cafe, all students have access to our Simple Servings station. At Simple Servings we don't cook with 7 of the top 8 major food allergens; gluten, milk, shellfish, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, and eggs. 

Dining Services Staff Member Trained?

7. We train dining services staff members.

Dining services staff trained?
[SOME]
Who?
managers
chefs
registered dietitian
hourly staff
Which course(s) are used?
AllerTrain courses by MenuTrinfo
What topics are covered?

Food allergy 101, anaphylaxis, avoiding cross-contact, safe food handling practices, college and university policy, epi pen education.

Registered Dietitian on Staff?

8. We have a registered dietitian* on staff. *Registered dietitian - Registered dietitians are food and nutrition experts who are often tasked with helping students with food allergies navigate the dining halls.

Do you have a registered dietitian on staff?
[YES]
Campus Life & Disabilities
RAs Trained

9. We train our RA's.

RA’s trained
[YES]
What training?
AllerTrain RA
What topics are covered?

Food allergy 101, symptoms of anaphylaxis, accommodating residents when hosting programs, safe food handling practices

Inclusive Resident Life Programs Including Food

10. We have inclusive resident life programs* including food. *Inclusive resident life programs - Programs in the resident halls often include food. Inclusive resident life programs will offer students with food allergies the opportunity to request safe food alternatives for events they attend in the dorms.

Inclusive resident life programs involving food?
[YES]
How can students access safe foods for resident life programs?

Students can speak with his/her RA for guidance on how to access safe foods for resident life programs.

Accommodations for Roommate Assignments

11. We offer accommodations for roommate assignments. *Every accommodation request is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. A housing accommodation cannot be guaranteed prior to an individual evaluation.

Accommodations for roommate assignments
[YES]
How does the school provide accommodations?
trying to match students with food allergies for room assignments upon request
working with students to change roommate assignments if it becomes necessary
Does the housing office process requests?
No, another office on campus processes these requests (please specify)
Where can students get more information?
Student Disability Resource Center
850.644.9566
Disability Services Office Processes Food Allergy and Celiac Disease Accommodation Requests

12. Our disability office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests.

Disability services office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests
[YES]
How can a student submit a request?

Student can submit an accommodations request by calling/emailing the Student Disability Resource Center to set up an appointment. 

Additional Information

The Student Disability Resource Center is also where students can obtain further accommodations for housing. 

Health Services

See what health services we offer >

What health services are offered?
food allergy management care
prescriptions for epinephrine
allergy testing and diagnosis
seasonal allergy shots
we have an allergy clinic on campus
Emergency Response
Stock, Undesignated Epinephrine Available for Emergency Response

13. We have stock, undesignated epinephrine* available for emergency response. *Stock, undesignated epinephrine - Epinephrine that is prescribed to a college or university rather than to a particular student. This epinephrine is kept on hand to use for any student that experiences anaphylaxis.

Stock, undesignated epinephrine for emergencies
[YES]
Where?
dining halls
athletic facilities
healthcare facilities
Additional information

The medical emergency response team on FSU campus, carries stock epinephrine, and will have that with them while responding to an emergency situation.

Campus Emergency Responders Carry Epinephrine

14. Our campus emergency responders carry epinephrine.

Campus emergency responders carry epinephrine
[YES]
Who are the emergency responders?
on-campus emergency responders
Emergency Response Policy

See what our emergency response policy allows for >

What does the policy allow for?
designated, trained staff to help administer a student’s epinephrine or stock, undesignated epinephrine in an emergency
Staff is trained to recognize anaphylaxis and call emergency responders
on-campus emergency responders carry epinephrine for use in an emergency
Additional Information

Emergency Services is a supplement to community emergency services and are available M-F 8 am - 5 pm and during events on campus. 

Contact Info
Dining Services Staff Contact
Disability Staff Contact
Student Disability Resource Center
850.644.9566
Last updated:
September 5, 2019

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