Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 77.54
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Sept. 12, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Colorado State University
Tier2-3: Trans-Fats

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Tonie Miyamoto
Director of Communications and Sustainability
Housing and Dining Services
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Does the institution use frying oil that does not include trans-fats and seek to avoid foods that include trans-fats in its dining operations?:

A brief description of the trans-fats avoidance program, policy, or practice:

Colorado State's Residential Dining Services Policy on Purchasing and Using Trans-Fat Free Foods:

A. General
Residential Dining Services recognizes that it is in our customers’ best interests to minimize trans-fat consumption. While we cannot entirely eliminate trans-fats from our food (it occurs naturally in small amounts in dairy, meat and poultry) we now use only trans-fat free canola, soybean and olive cooking and frying oils.

B. Product Selection & Purchasing
We are committed to purchasing only trans-fat free (TFF) cooking and frying oil. As we evaluate new and current products, we search for trans-fat free whenever available and affordable. The majority of the baked goods produced in house are TFF.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

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