Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 34.59
Liaison John Duvall
Submission Date Jan. 7, 2013
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Dominican University of California
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.34 / 6.00 Jacob Massoud
Assistant Professor of Strategic Management
School of Business and Leadership
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Percentage of food expenditures that meet one or more of the criteria for this credit (0 - 100):

A brief description of the sustainable food and beverage purchasing program:

Dominican's dining services contractor, Bon Appetit, has a Farm to Fork Program that aims to purchase food and beverages that are grown or processed within 150 miles. The Farm to Fork Program is top priority if there is not a large difference in cost. Seasonal, local produce is offered on all menus. Bon Appetit also purchases certified organic produce whenever possible, follows the guidelines of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch Program for seafood purchases and requires that all their shell eggs are Certified Humane.

The Website URL where information about the institution's sustainable food and beverage purchasing efforts is available:

The 11.17% reported for sustainable food expenditures may not accurately reflect purchasing practices. This percentage is only for local food purchases and does not include separate certified organic purchases or certified humane purchases, because the information for these purchases was not provided. It may be that the percentage is actually slightly higher.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.