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Liaison Jennifer Asman
Submission Date March 23, 2015
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Georgia State University
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Reporter Tiffany Loggins
Administrative Coordinator
Insourced PantherDining
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Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
15

A copy of an inventory, list or sample of sustainable food and beverage purchases:
An inventory, list or sample of sustainable food and beverage purchases:

Inventory is attached.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (food and beverage expenditures for on-site franchises, convenience stores, vending services, or concessions)?:
No

Percentage of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending services, and concessions food and beverage purchases that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
0

A copy of an inventory, list or sample of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending machine, and/or concessions food and beverage purchases that are sustainably produced:
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An inventory, list or sample of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending machine, and/or concessions food and beverage purchases that are sustainably produced:
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A brief description of the sustainable food and beverage purchasing program:

Currently PantherDining does not have a formal methodology for local purchases. As a University, we strive to encourage community based purchases at all times. We are currently working with our purchasing/inventory software (FoodPro) in conjunction with vendors to tag local and community based purchases as well sustainable purchases to make that data available to our GSU Community via our website.

While our short term goal is go get this module running for both dining halls by Dec. 2015, in the next year we are looking to expand the module to accommodate our catering, concessions and retail operations.


A brief description of the methodology used to track/inventory sustainable food and beverage purchases:

See information above.


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
2,690,659 US/Canadian $

Which of the following food service providers are present on campus and included in the total food and beverage expenditure figures?:
Present? Included?
Dining operations and catering services operated by the institution Yes Yes
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor Yes No
Franchises Yes No
Convenience stores Yes No
Vending services Yes No
Concessions Yes No

Has the institution achieved the following?:
Yes or No
Fair Trade Campus, College or University status No
Certification under the Green Seal Standard for Restaurants and Food Services (GS-46) No
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification No
Signatory of the Real Food Campus Commitment (U.S.) No

A brief description of other sustainable restaurant and food service standards that the institution’s dining services operations are certified under:

While Georgia State University Insourced PantherDining have not currently achieved certification in the accreditation's above, our dining halls are currently working with Green Restaurant Association to become Green Restaurant Certified (https://www.dinegreen.com/). We are currently perusing certification in which we hope to achieve in 2015 year.

In addition to achieving Green Restaurant Certification, we are also teaming up with Georgia Grown to showcase locally produced purchases at the dining halls.


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