Muhlenberg College

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Dining Services
Made-to-order items
Made-to-order items
[Yes, for some stations]
How are ingredients available?
Table: Ingredient Info Availability
Top 8 allergens, online database
[No]
Full ingredients, online database
[No]
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]

 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients

Specific areas

In the resident dining Wood Dining Commons, all restaurants, including made-to order, have allergen information online and through our mobile Bite by Sodexo app. In retail, The General's Quarters and the Life Sports Cafe have ingredient information available on request.

Additional Information

Noshery South, our Kosher Meat Kitchen, offers students with dairy allergies an environment free of dairy as Kosher Law prohibits the use of Dairy in a Meat kitchen. Noshery South is certified kosher by The STAR-K of Baltimore, Maryland.

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.

Self-Serve Items
Self-Serve Items
[Yes, for all stations]
How are ingredients available?
Table: Ingredient Info Availability
Top 8 allergens, online database
[No]
Full ingredients, online database
[No]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[Not answered]
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]

 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients

Specific areas

In the resident dining Wood Dining Commons, of the 7 self-serve stations, Soups, Basic Kneads (bread), yogurt/fruit, Croutons (composed salads), & the gluten free pantry have ingredients and allergens either posted or on pre-packaged labels. In retail, The General's Quarters and the Life Sports Cafe have ingredient/allergen information available on all pre-packaged goods.

Additional Information

In the resident dining Wood Dining Commons, the self-serve stations (soups, salad bar, composed salads, desserts, breads, yogurts/fruits & the gluten free pantry) have ingredients and allergens either posted or on pre-packaged labels. 

In the Wood Dining Commons, nuts and peanut butter are maintained in a separate area near the bread station.  Desserts containing nuts are served in the lower right hand corner of the bakery hutch.  Individual packages of peanut butter are available at the gluten free pantry.  All desserts may come in contact with nuts in our bake shop.

In retail, The General's Quarters and the Life Sports Center Cafe have ingredient/allergen information available on all pre-packaged goods.

 

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.

Made-To-Order Areas
Made-to-order areas
[Yes, in all stations]
Additional information

Policies and procedures are in place and reviewed regularly.

3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.

Self-Serve Areas
Self-Serve Areas
[Yes, in all areas]
Additional Information

Procedures specific to each restaurant in place and reviewed and updated regularly.

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

Pre-Order Meals
Do students have access to pre-order meals free from their allergens?
[Yes]
Additional information

Muhlenberg College students with a documented medical condition that may significantly and directly impact the ability to fully utilize or access dining services may submit a Special Dining Services Application, along with Medical Provider Documentation, to the Office of Disability Services. Students can access the application using Accommodate through the Muhlenberg OneLogin application.

Special Dining Services Request applications and documentation are individually considered by the Special Dining Committee. 

For students who have been determined eligible through this process, a Special Dining Services Accommodation Plan will be individually developed in a collaborative process that includes the student, Director of Health Services, Representatives of Dining Services, the Director of the Office of Disability Services and other campus representatives, as appropriate.

Simple Servings is a dedicated food station absent of gluten and eight of the nine most common allergens that collectively represent approximately 90% of all food allergies: milk, eggs, wheat, soy, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts and sesame. Simple Servings offers fin fish as an added protein option. All preparation, food storage and cooking equipment at the Simple Servings location will always be entirely

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.

Allergy-Friendly Station
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
Shellfish
Eggs
Wheat
Soy
Milk
Gluten
Sesame
Additional Information

Simple Servings is a dedicated food station absent of gluten and eight of the nine most common allergens that collectively represent approximately 90% of all food allergies: milk, eggs, wheat, soy, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts and sesame. Simple Servings offers fin fish as an added protein option. All preparation, food storage and cooking equipment at the Simple Servings location will always be entirely allergen-free. Our chefs and registered dietitian work closely with each individual with dietary restrictions to meet their needs and ensure a safe, nutritious dining experience. 

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.

Dining Services Staff Member Trained?
Dining services staff trained?
[Yes, all staff]
How often?
At least once a year
On hire & throughout the training calendar year
Which course(s) are used?
AllerTrain courses by MenuTrinfo
ServSafe Allergen by National Restaurant Association
We developed our own food allergy training.
We also provide on-going in-house training that is both general and specific to jobs
What topics are covered?

Food allergy 101, anaphylaxis, avoiding cross-contact, college and university policies, epinephrine auto-injectors, emergency procedures.

Additional information

Food allergy 101, anaphylaxis, avoiding cross-contact, college policies, epinephrine auto-injectors, emergency procedures.

We have an on-site dining safety steward responsible for all safety training of our employees.  She, in collaboration with the registered dietitian, train employees on all things related to food allergies.  

7. We train dining services staff members.

Registered Dietitian on Staff?
Do you have a registered dietitian on staff?
[Yes]

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.

Campus Life & Disabilities
RAs Trained
RA’s trained
[Yes]
What training?
University-developed training
What topics are covered?

Food allergy 101, symptoms of anaphylaxis, accommodating residents when hosting programs

9. We train our RA's.

Inclusive Resident Life Programs Including Food
Inclusive resident life programs involving food?
[Yes]
How can students access safe foods for resident life programs?

While not all programs are centered around food, some programs will have food offered. Should a student with a food allergy or sensitivity, or a medical condition related to food consumption notify their RA, the RA will make sure that programs have food students are able to eat safely.

Additional information

Open and clear communication regarding a student's needs about food allergies with Dining Services, the Office of Disability Services, and Housing & Residence Life enables these offices to work together with the student to create an action plan for success. 

 

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.

Accommodations for Roommate Assignments
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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
Regarding all 3 of the points above, as long as students request, we do our best to accommodate but cannot guarantee.
Does the housing office process requests?
Yes
Office of Disability Services works in tandem with Housing and Residence Life.
Where can students get more information?
Additional information

Every housing and dining accommodation request is evaluated on a case-by-case basis through a committee approach. The student completes an application, submits medical documents and completes an intake interview with Office of Disability Services staff. A decision regarding the housing accommodation request will be provided to the student by email. Housing accommodation cannot be guaranteed prior to an individual evaluation.

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.

Disability Services 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?

All requests are made through the Office of Disability Services through the Accommodate software management program located on OneLogin.

How can students submit an accommodations request?

Students need to submit a "Special Dining Services Request" along with supporting medical documentation to the Office of Disability Services through the Accommodate software management program located on OneLogin.

Additional Information

Every dining accommodation request is evaluated on a case-by-case basis through a committee approach. The student completes an application, submits medical documents and completes an intake interview with Office of Disability Services staff. A decision regarding the dining accommodation request will be provided to the student by email.

12. Our disability office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests.

Health Services
What health services are offered?
Food allergy management care

See what health services we offer >

Emergency Response
Stock, Undesignated Epinephrine Available for Emergency Response
Stock, undesignated epinephrine for emergencies
[Yes]
Where?
Dining halls
Healthcare facilities
Exceptions?

Stock, undesignated epinephrine auto-injectors will be maintained in locked wall cabinets in the Wood Dining Commons and the Generals Quarters within the Seegers Union building.

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.

Campus Emergency Responders Carry Epinephrine
Campus emergency responders carry epinephrine
[Yes]
Who are the emergency responders?
On-campus emergency responders
City emergency responders
Additional information

When on call, Muhlenberg College EMS carry epinephrine and are trained to administer it.  

14. Our campus emergency responders carry epinephrine.

Emergency Response Policy
What does the policy allow for?
Designated, trained staff to help administer a student’s epinephrine or stock, undesignated epinephrine in an emergency
Staff is trained to recognize anaphylaxis and call emergency responders
On-campus emergency responders carry epinephrine for use in an emergency
Additional Information

Dining Services managers and supervisors are trained to recognize signs/symptoms of food allergy anaphylaxis and to administer epinephrine auto-injectors if necessary.  

See what our emergency response policy allows for >

Contact Info
Disability Staff Contact
Office of Disability Services
484-664-3825
Last updated on:
March 20, 2024
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