Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.18
Liaison Allie Schwartz
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2012
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STARS v1.1

Columbia University
OP-T2-5: Trans-Fats

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Kristie Koerner
Associate Manager & Registered Dietician
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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:

Columbia Dining recognizes the health risks associated with using trans fats, and in response has launched a program that includes the following measures to identify and reduce its use across campus:

Trans fat-free Canola Clear oil is used in all dining locations. This oil has no artificial ingredients or additives, has zero cholesterol, and contains natural Omega-3 fatty acids. Lamb Weston french fries are used exclusively, as they contain no trans fats. In John Jay Dining Hall and Ferris Booth Commons, all margarine in recipes or as a condiment has been replaced with butter or other healthy, trans fat-free alternatives. Tyson Chicken’s trans fat-free products are carried in all locations as well as trans fat-free peanut butter. All baked goods served on campus are trans fat free.

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

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