Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.40
Liaison Saiyare Refaei
Submission Date March 12, 2013
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STARS v1.1

Pacific Lutheran University
OP-T2-5: Trans-Fats

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Jenny Taylor
Researcher
Sustainability
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the trans-fats avoidance program, policy, or practice:

Along with trans-fat free oil in the fryers, heart-healthy olive and canola oils are used in everyday cooking. We also utilize specialty oils like sesame oil for many of our cultural dishes.

PLU doesn't just throw away the used fryer oil, in the effort to reduce our carbon footprint we sell it to Standard Biodiesel. They create renewable diesel, a clean fuel source derived from vegetable oil, animal fats, waste vegetable oil, and microalgae oil.


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

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