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rBGH Free Milk and Yogurt

Science and experience has clearly demonstrated that the use of artificial bovine growth hormones in dairy cows is detrimental to the well-being of the animal. The medical community has expressed apprehension that the use of these hormones may also be harmful to human health. Due to these concerns, we serve only fresh fluid milk and fresh yogurt from cows that have been certified to be free of the artificial growth hormones rBGH/rBST.

Cage Free Eggs

Because of our commitment to the humane care of farm animals, we offer only HFAC certified Cage-Free shell eggs nationwide.

Purchasing Poultry Produced without the Routine Use of Human Antibiotics

The non-therapeutic use of antibiotics in animal production is a growing public health concern because it decreases the effectiveness of antibiotics to treat diseases in humans. Therefore, we only serve chicken and turkey that has been produced with restricted use of these drugs, especially as a growth additive in feed. Our contracted suppliers are required to provide products which adhere to specific criteria developed in partnership with The Environmental Defense Fund.

Sustainable Seafood

Campus Dining’s commitment to purchase sustainable seafood will help to further the future of our seafood supply, the health of our oceans and the long-term success of our business. We source local seafood whenever possible and follow the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Program.

Fair Trade Coffee

Coffee production can have a tremendous impact on the social and environmental wellbeing of the countries where it is produced. Responsible coffee production methods are certified in a variety of ways, including fair trade, Rainforest Alliance, Shade Grown, Bird Friendly, Coffee and Farmer Equity (C.A.F.E.) Practices, UTZ and organic.

Our current coffee partners are Starbucks, Peet's Coffee and Chameleon Coffee.