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Liaison Mark Kirkpatrick
Submission Date July 23, 2015
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Loyalist College
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Tina Horsley
Director of Wellness & Sustainability
ARAMARK
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Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
13

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

Examples of our local and sustainable food purchases and partners include:
o Local dairy products including Milk, Cream and Yogurt from Reid’s Dairy located locally in Belleville , Ontario http://www.reidsdairy.com/ as well as local cheese from Pine River (Farmer Owned Cooperative); Brights; Arla etc.
o Local produce including mushrooms year round (Windmill Farms); carrots and onions from Bradford & District Produce; greenhouse products including peppers, cucumbers, and tomatoes from a variety of producer partners in Ontario, local potatoes, apples, fresh herb for the majority of the school year and items like pears, berries, broccoli, cauliflower etc. when available seasonally
o Sustainable Seafood Purchases (transitioning to 100%) including MSC-certified salmon, cod, haddock and Pollock, and ACC-certified shrimp.
o Fair Trade Coffees and Rain Forest Alliance Certified Teas
o Where possible, these products are also offered through Franchise operations including local dairy (Reid's) at Tim Hortons and local produce at Subway and Pizza Pizza.


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:
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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:

At Loyalist and within ARAMARK, our menus emphasize fresh, whole foods that are raised, grown, harvested, and produced locally and sustainably wherever possible; we aim to partner with new and existing suppliers to increase the availability of such foods; and to prepare them in ways that respect and maintain quality, freshness, and purity. Four key purchasing areas that are a focus for our operations include:
o Locally Grown / Raised & Produced Foods
o Ecologically Produced & Humanely Raised Foods
o Sustainable Seafood
o Socially Responsible Products (e.g. Fair Trade Certified / Rainforest Alliance Certified)


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

To track these purchases, ARAMARK uses their purchasing tracking system. Products within this system continue to be coded at a central head office level with Sustainability and Supply Chain personnel for key attributes including:
o Province of Origin
o Province of Processing
o Sustainable Attributes including: Fair Trade, RFA, MSC, ACC, OceanWise, Local Food Plus, Organic Certified


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
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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 --- ---
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor --- ---
Franchises --- ---
Convenience stores --- ---
Vending services --- ---
Concessions --- ---

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

A brief description of other sustainable restaurant and food service standards that the institution’s dining services operations are certified under:
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The website URL where information about the institution's sustainable food and beverage purchasing efforts is available:
https://loyalist.campusdish.com/Sustainability.aspx
+ Date Revised: Aug. 10, 2015

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