Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.10
Liaison Francis Mitalo
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Riverside
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.89 / 6.00 Fortino Morales
Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on products that are sustainably or ethically produced:

Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on plant-based foods:

An inventory of food and beverage purchases that qualify as sustainably/ethically produced:
A brief description of the methodology used to conduct the inventory, including the timeframe and how representative samples accounted for seasonal variation (if applicable):
All our food purchases, with the exception of Subway, are tracked using the FoodPro menu-management system and UCR's eBuy purchasing system. We flag items in FoodPro using the University of California Policy on Sustainable Practices definitions for sustainable foods. Additionally, our produce vendors tracks our produce purchases for the STARS 250 mile radius.

Website URL where the institution’s validated Real/Good Food Calculator results are publicly posted:

Which of the following food service providers are present on campus and included in the inventory/assessment?:
Present? Included?
Dining operations and catering services operated by the institution Yes Yes
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor No No
Student-run food/catering services No No
Franchises (e.g., regional or global brands) Yes No
Convenience stores Yes Yes
Vending services Yes No
Concessions Yes Yes

Total annual dining services budget for food and beverage products:
$5 million - $9.9 million

A brief description of the institution’s sustainable food and beverage purchasing program:
Over 20% of UCR Dining Services' food spend on food purchases went towards local and community-based or third party certified. Over 40% of the produce purchased was grown within 250 miles from campus. Our fresh bread is supplied by La Jolla Baking Co, Le Chef Bakery and Diana's tortillas, all located less than 100 miles from campus. All the coffee for our Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf franchise is roasted in Camarillo, California. All the coffee served in our remaining restaurants and cafes is USDA Organic, Fair Trade or Rainforest Alliance Certified. We also serve many USDA Organic products in our restaurants and convenience stores.

Website URL where information about the food and beverage purchasing program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Data was provided by Dining Services for FY2018-2019.

Data was provided by Dining Services for FY2018-2019.

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