Ingredient Transparency

Ingredient Transparency

Michigan Dining is committed to informing the UM community of the presence of ingredients that are common allergies and favoring “clean ingredients” in their food. Michigan Dining also prioritizes locally sourced ingredients meaning that the processing facility is within 250 miles of the Ann Arbor campus or within the state of Michigan. 

  • MDining Initiatives:
    • Almost 20% of Michigan Dining purchases come from local or Michigan sources.
    • Ingredient, recipe, and allergy information are available on MyNutrition website to provide full transparency for diners. 
    • Sustainable contract language has been developed to ensure ingredient and product suppliers are meeting MDining’s sustainability standards. 
    • A top 9 allergen (milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, crustacean/shellfish, wheat, soy, sesame) free menu option is served at each dining hall daily. 
    • Local food sourcing and working with local farms/farmers
      Campus farm produce in the back of a pick up truck