Eastern Michigan 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
[NO]
Full ingredients, online database
[YES]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[NO]
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
Full ingredient information is available on request. There are no hidden recipes or menu ingredients we will not disclose.
Additional Information

If a student can't find something to accommodate their needs, talk to a chef, manager, or registered dietitian. They will make accommodations and can purchase any specialty ingredients. 

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
[NO]
Full ingredients, online database
[YES]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[NO]
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
Full ingredient information is available on request. There are no hidden recipes or menu ingredients we will not disclose.
Additional Information

If a student can't find something to accommodate their needs, talk to a chef, manager, or registered dietitian. They will make accommodations and can purchase any specialty ingredients. 

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 SOME STATIONS]
Specific areas
We offer a G8 station free from gluten and the top 8 allergens at The Commons.
Additional information

There is a separate kitchen space within the Commons, including separate prep area, cooler, freezer, oven, sink, service area, warmer and cook.

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 SOME AREAS]
Specific areas
We make some effort to prevent cross-contact in all areas.
Additional Information

Be aware that we handle and prepare egg, milk, wheat, shellfish, fin fish, soy, peanut and tree nut products, and other potential allergens in the food production areas of our facilities. Please direct questions to our managers, chefs, or registered dietitian.

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

The G8 station is closed during the weekend. Special meals for the weekend can be pre-ordered via the nutrition text2serve line: (314) 222-7656

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
Fish
Shellfish
Eggs
Wheat
Soy
Milk
Gluten
Additional Information

Can't find what you need or want? Speak with the chef, manager or registered dietitian. We can make special items or order specific foods that meet your needs. 

Dining Services Staff Member Trained?

7. We train dining services staff members.

Dining services staff trained?
[YES]
Which course(s) are used?
FARECheck Certified course
ServSafe Allergen by National Restaurant Association
What topics are covered?
Food allergies, celiac disease, signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, how to avoid cross-contact, the top 8 allergens and reading labels.
Additional information

Lead chefs and managers not only have basic food allergy and celiac disease training, they also have allergen ServSafe certifications.

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?
a university-developed training
What topics are covered?
Food allergies, other allergies, epinephrine training, signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis.
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?

The same way they request other accommodations.

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
facilitating roommate agreements involving food allergies upon request
working with students to change roommate assignments if it becomes necessary
Does the housing office process requests?
Yes
Where can students get more information?
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]
Other departments a student should contact?
See Residence Life for meal plan exemption requests
How can a student submit a request?
Schedule an appointment with the Disability Resource Center (drc@emich.edu), and contact the registered dietian (ds-nutrition@emich.edu).
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
[NO]
Additional information

Our daycare (off main campus) has Epi-pens.

The Department of Public Safety on campus does not carry epinephrine. Please carry your epinephrine, as a first responder/ambulance would be the only back up.

Campus Emergency Responders Carry Epinephrine

14. Our campus emergency responders carry epinephrine.

Campus emergency responders carry epinephrine
[NO]
Who are the emergency responders?
on-campus emergency responders
Additional information

Please remember to carry your epinephrine. Ambulances can take 30+ minutes to get to campus. 

Emergency Response Policy

See what our emergency response policy allows for >

What does the policy allow for?
Call 911, Neither Dining services nor on campus emergency responders carry epinephrine.
Additional Information

The Department of Public Safety does not carry epinephrine. There is an urgent care on campus, but neither on campus emergency responders nor dining services has access to epinephrine.

Contact Info
Dining Services Staff Contact
Disability Staff Contact
Eastern Michigan University Disability Resource Center
734-483-2470
Last updated:
February 25, 2020

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