|Title:||University Food Policy|
|Responsible University Officer:||Vice President for Governmental Relations
Vice President for Administration
|Responsible Office:||Risk Management|
As licensed University departments, only food prepared by the Memorial Union or Residential Services shall be permitted to be distributed or sold on campus or at events sponsored by the University. Refer to policy exclusions for exceptions.
Events that are not catered by licensed University departments must conform to the health and sanitation requirements as specified by the Western Upper Peninsula District Health Department or provided by vendors properly under contract to the University and possessing the required insurance and license(s), and must be approved annually by the Vice President for Administration.
The Center for Disease Control estimates that seventy-six million illnesses and five thousand deaths occur each year from food-borne illnesses. Over the past several years the issue of food-borne illnesses has gained heightened awareness nationally, and has become one of the top five concerns in the insurance industry. To strengthen our practice of promoting the safe handling, preparation and distribution of food, and after reviewing state and local laws and bench marking with other institutions, Michigan Tech has developed a food policy that will help reduce excess liability and will guide students, faculty and staff in their approach to food at University events.
The following are exceptions to the policy and/or its requirements:
|Office/Unit Name||Telephone Number|
|Office of Risk Management||7-2267|
Licensed University Departments - Departments that are licensed by the State of Michigan for food service operations.
Individual or Group Coordinating the Event - Ensuring the policy requirements are met.
In support of this policy, the following procedures are included:
In support of this policy, the following forms/instructions are included:
|Adoption Date:||07/19/2005||Approved by the Executive Council|
|Amended:||05/01/2012||To reflect current University titles and practice, MTU is now Michigan Tech and the email address for questions is now hbwebmaster.|