Montclair State University

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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
[Yes]
Full ingredients, a list is posted in the dining hall
[Yes]
Top 8 allergens, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
Other
Top 8 (in addition to Sesame) allergens as well as full ingredient lists are avaialble on our Dineoncampus.com app as well as on the dining hall Ipad Kiosk. Guests may also request ingredient/allergen list by requesting to speak to our Chef.
Specific areas

The made-to-order location for allergen and ingredient information available upon request is at the Pure Eats G8 station at Food Hall at Sam's Place.

Additional Information

Food Hall at Sam's Place has an allergen friendly station called Pure Eats G8 which avoids Gluten and the top 8 allergens (which was recently expanded to also include Sesame as the 9th allergen).  This station has allergen trained certified associates as well as separate prep and storage areas to avoid cross contamination.  All tools and equipment used at this designated station have purple handles to ensure that they are not used at any other station within the dining hall.

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
[Yes]
Full ingredients, a list is posted in the dining hall
[Yes]
Top 8 allergens, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
Other
Top 8 (in addition to Sesame) allergens as well as full ingredient lists are avaialble on our Dineoncampus.com app as well as on the dining hall Ipad Kiosk. Guests may also request ingredient/allergen list by requesting to speak to our Chef.
Specific areas

Food Hall at Sam's Place has an allergen friendly station called Pure Eats G8 which avoids Gluten and the top 8 allergens (which was recently expanded to also include Sesame as the 9th allergen).  This station has allergen trained certified associates as well as separate prep and storage areas to avoid cross contamination.  All tools and equipment used at this designated station have purple handles to ensure that they are not used at any other station within the dining hall.

Additional Information

The made-to-order location for allergen and ingredient information available upon request is at the Pure Eats G8 station at Food Hall at Sam's Place.

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

Food Hall at Sam's Place has an allergen friendly station called Pure Eats G8 which avoids Gluten and the top 8 allergens (which was recently expanded to also include Sesame as the 9th allergen).  This station has allergen trained certified associates as well as separate prep and storage areas to avoid cross contamination.  All tools and equipment used at this designated station have purple handles to ensure that they are not used at any other station within the dining hall.

Self-Serve Areas

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

Self-Serve Areas
[No]
Specific areas

The self serve areas are monitored by dining associates to

Additional Information

The self-serve areas of the dining hall are monitored by dining associates to ensure that all serving utensils are changed out every hour as well as the station being sanitized and wiped down every 30 minutes.

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?
[No]
Additional information

While we do utlize Grubhub as a way to pre-order meals as well as our catering department that can arrange for allergen friendly meals prepared for an event, we do not currently have a way for a student to pre-order a meal with allergen specific requests.  At this time, we encourage students to make a allergen friendly meal request in person to one of our allergen trained chefs.

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?
[Yes]
What is the station free from?
Peanut
Tree nut
Fish
Shellfish
Eggs
Wheat
Soy
Milk
Gluten
Sesame
Additional Information

Food Hall at Sam's Place has an allergen friendly station called Pure Eats G8 which avoids Gluten and the top 8 allergens (which was recently expanded to also include Sesame as the 9th allergen).  This station has allergen trained certified associates as well as separate prep and storage areas to avoid cross contamination.  All tools and equipment used at this designated station have purple handles to ensure that they are not used at any other station within the dining hall.

Dining Services Staff Member Trained?

7. We train dining services staff members.

Dining services staff trained?
[Yes, all staff]
Who?
Managers
Chefs
Registered dietitian
Hourly staff
Which course(s) are used?
FARECheck Certified course
Our management, culinary staff and allergen handling associates all complete FARE Certified food allergen training through Compass Group. Associates in all areas receive basic food allergy training.
Additional information

All dining team members are trained on food allergies at least once a year. Areas covered include: Understanding food allergies, the top allergens, allergic reaction signs and symptoms, peanuts and tree nuts, food allergy emergencies, celiac disease & gluten intolerance, and mitigating risk for cross contact.

  • FARECheck Certified Food Allergies & Celiac Disease Training
  • Weekly pre-service allergen training (CHATS)
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
[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?
[Yes]
How can students access safe foods for resident life programs?

Residence Life works closely with the Dining Services team to ensure that resident life programs that involve food include options for students with food allergies.

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?
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?

Visit the Office of Student Disabilities on campus to discuss any special accommodations you might need or additional concerns regarding managing your food allergy. Requests for specialty products or dining services outside of our currently offered program should be routed through that office.

Health Services

See what health services we offer >

What health services are offered?
Food allergy management care
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?
Healthcare facilities
Exceptions?

Montclair State EMS carries EMERGENCY medications including, Naloxone (Narcan), glucose, aspirin (for cardiac emergencies), epinephrine (for severe allergic reactions), and oxygen.

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
City emergency responders
Emergency Response Policy

See what our emergency response policy allows for >

What does the policy allow for?
On-campus emergency responders carry epinephrine for use in an emergency
Contact Info
Dining Services Staff Contact
Dora Lim, Resident District Manager
973-655-6895
Disability Staff Contact
Last updated on:
December 28, 2020
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