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Gettysburg College

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
[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

They are all available upon request.

Additional Information

We identify all of the major 8 allergens. 

We provide made-to-order menu items, allergen free 

We provide special dietary menu items separate from our regular menu

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
[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

They are all available upon request.

Additional Information

We identify all of the major 8 allergens. 

We provide made-to-order menu items, allergen free 

We provide special dietary menu items separate from our regular menu

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

We are currently using "purple" kitchen utensils (to identify allergen free) to reduce cross contact

We provide special dietary menu items separate from our regular menu

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

We have our peanuts, nuts, and peanut butter covered in a designated point of service

We are adamant about observing the serving utensils and replacing as needed 

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

We appreciate when students are able to give us the time needed to prepare their pre-ordered allergen free meal.

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

At times a menu item will contain one of the major 8 allergens however it is well identified.

Peanut, Tree Nut, Fish, Shellfish, Wheat, Milk & Gluten are never included 

For students who require it, their meals are made, plated, covered, identified and placed in a separate warmer.

Dining Services Staff Member Trained?

7. We train dining services staff members.

Dining services staff trained?
[YES]
How often?
at least once a year
We are constantly improving our food allergy procedures and training
Which course(s) are used?
ServSafe Allergen by National Restaurant Association
Self training
What topics are covered?

Constant review of the 8 major allergens

Reducing cross contact, using purple utensils

Increasing menu choices

Review students needs almost on a daily basis

Additional information

We often tour parents and students in our kitchen as to observe our practices

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?
[NO]
Campus Life & Disabilities
RAs Trained

9. We train our RA's.

RA’s trained
[NO]
What training?
AllerTrain RA
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?

Inform the RA of the allergy, dining will accommodate.

Additional information

Dining Services works with athletics and any other department on campus to provide allergy free bag lunches.

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
[NO]
Does the housing office process requests?
No
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?

Dining Services, Academic Advising

How can a student submit a request?

On the 'Dining' web page there is a food allergy form; this is sent to direct of dining and executive chef.

Health Services

See what health services we offer >

What health services are offered?
food allergy management care
prescriptions for epinephrine
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]
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
city emergency responders
county emergency responders
Emergency Response Policy

See what our emergency response policy allows for >

What does the policy allow for?
Staff is trained to recognize anaphylaxis and call emergency responders
Contact Info
Disability Staff Contact
Last updated:
March 28, 2018

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