Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison Brandon Trelstad
Submission Date April 30, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Oregon State University
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Tara Sanders
Registered Dietitian
University Housing and Dining Services
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Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
18

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:

OSU purchases food from the on-campus Oak Creek Farm, from local orchards and farms, beef from local ranches including Northwest Natural Beef, pork from local farmers, and lamb from local sources. We purchase locally produced bread from locally sourced grains, we buy local eggs, cheese and fluid milk from local sources. We buy canned beans and frozen vegetables from local processors.


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)?:
Yes

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:
25

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:
An inventory, list or sample of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending machine, and/or concessions food and beverage purchases that are sustainably produced:

The 25% value is an estimate from the MU Retail Food Services manager. We strive to buy local and sustainable products where possible, keeping in mind our customers and bottom line.


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

Information provided is estimated only. There isn’t a way to distinguish how much came from local sources and how much came from other locations. It isn’t distinguished on our invoices either. One week we buy lettuce and tomatoes that are locally grown and the next week they aren’t available and so we buy tomatoes from California and lettuce from Arizona. When we are invoiced directly from the grower, these are easier to track. But that does not account for the majority of our food spend.


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

We currently do not have a tracking system and the figures provided are based on a conservative estimate.


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
7176000 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 No No
Franchises Yes Yes
Convenience stores Yes Yes
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) ---
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification No
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:

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