Stephen F. Austin 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 all stations]
How are ingredients available?
Table: Ingredient Info Availability

 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients

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]
Other
We do have food items listed in our made-to-order stations on our menu boards in the dining hall along with on our website and Dine on Campus App. Full ingredient information is available upon request in the dining halls by our ingredient experts.
Additional Information

We do have ingredient information for the majority of the food items served in the dining halls on our Dine on Campus website and App. Examples of a menu items that do not include all ingredient information on the Dine on Campus App or website are waffles and pancakes. The ingredient list for these items will be showed as pancake or waffle mix and not list the secondary ingredients in the mix. 

Students with food allergies and Celiac disease are encouraged to speak with the ingredient expert on shift (manager, chef, or supervisor) for ingredient verification. We can provide ingredient, recipe, food labels, and preparation information upon request to help students make informed decisions. 

 

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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 all 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
[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]
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]
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 all areas]
Specific areas

Our associates are trained to have a serving utensil for each self-serve item served in the dining hall. Our associates are also trained to wipe up spills as they occur during dining hall hours. Service utensils are changed out every meal period for hot held items and once per day for cold held items unles they are dropped. 

Additional Information

Every food item out in the dining hall has its own serving utensil. Our associates are trained to wipe up spills as they occur during dining hall hours. We train associates to put easily spilled items at the front of a self-serve station to help mitigate spillage onto other self-serve 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?
[Not answered]
Additional information

Students will need to first meet with the dining Registered Dietitian to see if this is an accomodation that can be provided. 

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
Additional Information

We have a G8 station in Dining Hall 1923 and an allergen friendly station in the Eater on East Dining Hall. 

Our G8 station is a separate kitchen and serving facility located in the dining hall that serves food not made with wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish, nuts, peanuts, milk, eggs, soy and sesame. The G8 station has its own dry storage, cold storage, and freezer. We try our best to use single source ingredients when preparing foods. Our G8 associates maintain two allergen training certifications annually and participate in station in-services throughout the semester.  

The food in our Allergen Friendly Station is prepared in the main dining hall kitchen. There is dedicated workspaces in the back to prepare the allergen friendly foods. We have dedicated associates to work this station and they must maintain two allergen trainings annually. We have a designated shelf for dry and cold storage for allergen friendly food items. The food served at this station is made without wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk, soy and sesame. We try to use single source ingredients whenever possible. This station is not a G8 station as it does not have it's own separate kitchen and serving area in the dining hall. 

Dining Services Staff Member Trained?

7. We train dining services staff members.

Dining services staff trained?
[Yes, some staff]
Who?
Managers
Chefs
Registered dietitian
Hourly staff
Student staff
Supervisors
How often?
At least once a year
Which course(s) are used?
FARECheck Certified course
Chartwells Higher Education Food Allergy training for Managers and Hourly Associates
What topics are covered?

Areas covered in training include:  understanding food allergies, the top allergens, allergic reaction signs and symptoms, food allergy emergencies, celiac disease and gluten intolerance, and mitigating risk for cross-contact. 

FARECheck Certified Food Allergies & Celiac Disease Training along with the Chartwells Higher Education Food Allergy Training for managers  is required for all ingredient experts on shift, chefs, managers, G8 associates and Allergen Friendly Station associates. 

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?
Yes
Where can students get more information?
Additional information

Residence Life Special Accomodation Request Form:

https://forms.sfasu.edu/reslife/specialacc.html

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]
Health Services

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What health services are offered?
Our health clinic on campus does have epinephrine pens that can be used in emergent situations. If a student is having an anaphylactic reaction they are encouraged to administer their own prescription epinephrine pen or call 911.
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]
Additional information

Our dining facilities do not carry epinephrine pens and our associates are not permitted to administer epinephrine pens. We are only permitted to encourage an individual having an anaphylactic reaction to administer their own prescribed epinephrine pen. 

Campus Emergency Responders Carry Epinephrine

14. Our campus emergency responders carry epinephrine.

Campus emergency responders carry epinephrine
[Not answered]
Who are the emergency responders?
City emergency responders
Contact Info
Dining Services Staff Contact
Marie Jessup, MS, RD, LD
936-468-1022
Disability Staff Contact
Last updated on:
February 24, 2021
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