University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

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Dining Services
Made-to-order items
Made-to-order 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
[Not answered]
Top 8 allergens, available on request in the dining hall
[Not answered]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[Yes]
 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients
Additional Information

Menu information can be found online (dineoncampus.com/pitt) under the "What's On The Menu?" tab or on the Dine On Campus app, which can be downloaded in the app store on your mobile device. These menus display ingredient listings with main ingredients only and do not detail all sub-ingredients. Students with food allergies or celiac disease are encouraged to speak directly with an on-site Ingredient Expert (chef or manager) for the most accuract ingredient information at the time of service. Staff can provide product labels, recipes, and food preparation information upon request to help students make informed decisions.

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 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
[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]
 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients
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 some stations]
Specific areas

Receiving staff are trained on allergens and the importance of avoiding cross-contact and identifying product substitutions. 

There is signage in place notifying students that additional accommodations can be made if a student has a food allergy. 

There is an established procedure for staff to follow if a student makes a special dietary meal request.

3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.
Self-Serve Areas
Self-Serve Areas
[Not answered]
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

It is recommended that all students with food-related medical conditions reach out to the Pitt Eats Registered Dietitian, as self-management of dietary restrictions may be possible through utilization of existing dining options and resources. By completing the Dietary Needs Survey, students will have the opportunity to participate in a personalized meeting with the Dietitian to identify safe and healthy food options on campus. However, if a student's needs cannot be met through existing dining options, accomodations can be arranged to provide students with access to pre-order meals free from their allergens. Please note that students must register with the Disability Services and Resources office to gain access to 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.
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
Fish
Shellfish
Eggs
Wheat
Soy
Milk
Gluten
Additional Information

Flourish at The Eatery provides an inclusive communal dining experience for those with food allergies and celiac disease. Flourish is dedicated to foods prepared exclusively with ingredients that do not contain the top nine major allergens (peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, milk, eggs, soy, wheat, sesame) and gluten.

Extra precautions are taken at Flourish to reduce the risk of cross-contact with menu items from the Eatery proper. Staff who work at the Flourish station are FARE-Allergy Certified to better understand and meet the needs of our food allergic campus community. Additionally, plates are kept behind the serving line and self-service is not permitted.  Our Registered Dietitian also conducts routine equipment swabbing and food sample testing for the presence of allergens to uphold best practices.

Our culinary team is dedicated to offering minimally processed, fresh meals made from single-source ingredients without hidden additives or seasonings. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week, Flourish offers something for everyone. Anyone is welcome to dine at Flourish, as accommodations are not necessary. However, it is important to note that this serving line cannot accommodate special requests. So, it is important to review menus online in advance and

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]
Who?
Managers
Chefs
Registered dietitian
Hourly staff
Student staff
How often?
At least once a year
Which course(s) are used?
FARECheck Certified course
What topics are covered?
  • What are food allergies
  • Identification of the major allergens
  • Symptoms of a food allergic reaction
  • How to respond to a food allergy emergency
  • Explaination of campus food allergen management program and staff responsibilities
  • Explaination of celiac disease, gluten, and their relationships
  • How to handle questions and requests from customers with food allergies and celiac disease
  • Identification of practices to reduce food allergen and gluten cross-contact in the kitchen (cross-contact)
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
[No]
9. We train our RA's.
Inclusive Resident Life Programs Including Food
Inclusive resident life programs involving food?
[Not answered]
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
ROLLUP - Accommodations for roommate assignments
[Not answered]
Does the housing office process requests?
Yes
Where can students get more information?
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]
How can students submit an accommodations request?

Students who would like to request a disability related dining accommodation should follow the process outlined below:

1. Complete the standard housing application and pay the housing deposit by  established housing deadlines through Panther Central.

 

2. Request Housing and/or Dining accommodations by Applying for Services through the online DRS application.

 

3. Provide the Housing/Dining Accommodation Request Form to your provider for completion. This documentation form is available as a guide, but DRS will review all formats of documentation submitted. The completed documentation can be uploaded directly to your online DRS application.

 

4. You will receive an email indicating receipt of your student application and documentation.

 

5. Your application will be assigned to a Disability Specialist who will review your student application and documentation. You will be contacted by your assigned Disability Specialist regarding the next steps in the process.

 

Additional information, including documentation guidelines, deadlines for requests, and confidentiality details, can be found on the Disability and Resources and Services (DRS) website. Students can contact DRS at drsrecep@pitt.edu or (412) 648-7890.

12. Our disability office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests.
Emergency Response
Stock, Undesignated Epinephrine Available for Emergency Response
Stock, undesignated epinephrine for emergencies
[Not answered]
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
[Not answered]
Who are the emergency responders?
On-campus emergency responders
City emergency responders
14. Our campus emergency responders carry epinephrine.
Contact Info
Dining Services Staff Contact
Lindsay Wilson, MS, RDN, LDN
412-648-4388
Disability Staff Contact
Disability Resources and Services
412-648-7890
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