Stephen F. Austin State University

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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
[Yes]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[No]
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]

 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients

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 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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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
[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

Additional Information

We have ingredient information for the majority of our food items on our Dine on Campus website and app. We also have the menu item listed on our menu boards. 

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

We have a made to order station called Innovate in both our dining halls where each ingredient has separate serving utensils.  There are usually two saute pans used during service. 

Additional information

Although our made-to-order station has separate serving spoons and tongs per ingredient, there is always a chance cross contact and cross contamination can occur due to spillage. 

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]
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

All food items in the dining hall have their own serving utensil. Our associates are trained to wipe up spills as they occur during dining hall hours. We train associates to place easily spilled items at the front of a self-serve station to help mitigate spillage onto other self-serve foods. 

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?
[No]
Additional information

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

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
Sesame
Additional Information

We have a Delicious Without station in Dining Hall 1923 and an Allergen Friendly Station in the Eatery on East Dining Hall. 

Our Delicious Without 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 Delicious Without station has its own dry storage and fridge space.  The Delicious Without Station does share the same back freezer with the rest of the kitchen, but it does have a separate shelf dedicated to their products only.  We try our best to use single source ingredients when preparing foods. Our Delicious Without 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

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
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 food allergens, allergic reaction signs and symptoms, food allergy emergencies, celiac disease, 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. 

Additional information

The Registered Dietitian, Chefs and Delicious Without Associates all maintain 2 trainings annually:  FARECheck Certified Food Allergies and Celiac Disease Training for Chefs and Mangers and FARECheck Certified OASIS Allergen-Friendly Station Implementation Guide training.  

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
[Not answered]

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
Accommodations for roommate assignments
 
How does the school provide accommodations?
Facilitating roommate agreements involving food allergies 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?
Additional information

Residence Life Special Accomodation Request Form:

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

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?

For classroom accomodations for food allergies, students should contact Tiffany Rivers, director of disabilities services. 

Additional Information

For accomodation request procedures, students will need to complete the below Disability Service Application for all housing and dining accomodations. Disabilities Services will then reach out to the Registered Dietitian if there are any dietary accomodation needs. 

https://york.accessiblelearning.com/SFASU/ApplicationStudent.aspx 

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

Health Services
What health services are offered?
Prescriptions for epinephrine
Seasonal allergy shots
Our health clinic on campus can prescribe epinephrine pens, but they do not have a pharmacy. Students will need to go to their preffered pharmacy to get their prescribed epinephrine pen. If a student is having an anaphylactic reaction they are encouraged to administer their own prescription epinephrine pen or call 911.

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Emergency Response
Stock, Undesignated Epinephrine Available for Emergency Response
Stock, undesignated epinephrine for emergencies
[No]
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. Our associates are trained to call 911 if they see an anaphylactic reaction occur. 

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
[No]
Who are the emergency responders?
City emergency responders
Additional information

Campus policy do not carry epinephrine pens and are not authorized to use them. 

14. Our campus emergency responders carry epinephrine.

Emergency Response Policy
What does the policy allow for?
Staff is trained to recognize anaphylaxis and call emergency responders

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Contact Info
Dining Services Staff Contact
Marie Jessup, MS, RD, LD
936-468-1022
Disability Staff Contact
Last updated on:
May 24, 2023
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