Washington University in Saint Louis

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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, for some stations]
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
[Not answered]
Full ingredients, a list is posted in the dining hall
[Not answered]
Top 8 allergens, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
Additional Information

Ingredients are listed on website under the menus for each restaurant. When you click on the specific food item name, the ingredients as well as top 8 allergens + gluten will appear. 

We encourage all students, faculty, staff, and guests to ask questions about the ingredients contained in the food and dishes available around campus by contacting Washington University Dining Services who can also connect you with our Bon Appetit Executive Chef and location-specific manager who are on site at any of our dining locations.

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, for some stations]
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
[Not answered]
Full ingredients, a list is posted in the dining hall
[Not answered]
Top 8 allergens, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
Additional Information

Ingredients are listed on website under the menus for each restaurant. When you click on the specific food item name, the ingredients as well as top 8 allergens + gluten will appear. 

We encourage all students, faculty, staff, and guests to ask questions about the ingredients contained in the food and dishes available around campus by contacting Washington University Dining Services who can also connect you with our Bon Appetit Executive Chef and location-specific manager who are on site at any of our dining locations.

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]
Additional information

Please be aware that while we make every effort to avoid allergen cross contamination we cannot assure that food is prepared free of allergens. In addition, manufacturers may change their product formulation or consistency of ingredients without our knowledge. Therefore, it is an individual's direct responsibility to judge whether or not to eat selected foods.

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]
Additional Information

Please be aware that while we make every effort to avoid allergen cross contamination we cannot assure that food is prepared free of allergens. In addition, manufacturers may change their product formulation or consistency of ingredients without our knowledge. Therefore, it is an individual's direct responsibility to judge whether or not to eat selected foods.

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

Dining Services is generally able to meet the needs of students requesting specialized meal plans so all students with special dietary needs are encouraged to work with dining services to make dining on campus enjoyable and safe.

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(s) that is free from specific allergens?
[No]
Additional Information

While there is not an allergen-friendly station, there is a grab & go option for students with food allergies. Our three main kitchens have separate areas where food is prepared for those with special dietary needs. These same kitchen areas also prepare any of our “Grab & Go” items that are designed for those with food allergies.

Dining Services Staff Member Trained?

7. We train dining services staff members.

Dining services staff trained?
[Yes, all staff]
Which course(s) are used?
FARECheck Certified course
Allergy awareness
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
[Not answered]
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?
[Not answered]
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]
[No]
Does the housing office process requests?
Not Answered
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]
How can students submit an accommodations request?

The student must fish register with Disability Resources in order to document their disability. 

Documentation of the need for a medically restricted diet for a diagnosed condition or a food allergy or intolerance must include the following:

- A letter from a licensed primary healthcare provider or specialty physician with relevant experience in treating the diagnosed condition and who has examined the student within the last year. The letter must outline the medical condition, allergy or intolerance; supporting medical history, physical exam, and diagnostic test results; and prescribed nutrition treatment.

- Letters written by healthcare providers who are family members of the student will not be accepted.

- Physical exam criteria and diagnostic test results to support the diagnosis of a food allergy include those recommended in the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (“NIAID”) Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States. Non-standardized and unproven procedures not accepted by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) will not be accepted as adequate documentation of a food allergy diagnosis. Unacceptable procedures or tests include, but are not limited to: cytotoxicity assays, mediator release assay, allergen specific IgG4, provocation neutralization, and electrodermal testing. Such tests are associated with a lack of evidence demonstrating validity and/or reliability in diagnosis of a food allergy, delay of appropriate therapy, or unnecessary dietary restrictions that could lead to nutritional deficiencies because of false positive results, and false negative results that could lead to dangerous consumption of an allergen.

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
[Not answered]
Campus Emergency Responders Carry Epinephrine

14. Our campus emergency responders carry epinephrine.

Campus emergency responders carry epinephrine
[Not answered]
Contact Info
Dining Services Staff Contact
Disability Staff Contact
Last updated on:
May 26, 2021
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