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.
All made-to-order stations have ingredient information available upon request, via the Bite app, and www.seminoledining.com.
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.
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.
All self serve stations have ingredient information available upon request, via the Bite app, and www.seminoledining.com.
Our staff are trained to keep the self-serve areas clean, and keep the appropriate serving utensils with the respective item.
3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.
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.
4. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in self-serve areas.
For self serve items, our staff are trained to keep the area clean, each food items and utensils in it's respective container.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7. We train dining services staff members.
Food allergy 101, anaphylaxis, avoiding cross-contact, safe food handling practices, college and university policy, epi pen education.
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.
9. We train our RA's.
Food allergy 101, symptoms of anaphylaxis, accommodating residents when hosting programs, safe food handling practices
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.
Students can speak with his/her RA for guidance on how to access safe foods for resident life programs.
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.
12. Our disability office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests.
Student can submit an accommodations request by calling/emailing the Student Disability Resource Center to set up an appointment.
The Student Disability Resource Center is also where students can obtain further accommodations for housing.
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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.
The medical emergency response team on FSU campus, carries stock epinephrine, and will have that with them while responding to an emergency situation.
14. Our campus emergency responders carry epinephrine.
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Emergency Services is a supplement to community emergency services and are available M-F 8 am - 5 pm and during events on campus.