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Special Dietary Needs on Campus

If you have any food allergies or special dietary needs, we have the following in-place to assist with your daily meal choices:


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In order to clearly identify special dietary choices and other food qualities our food service team uses the following dietary icons:



Identifies foods that fit a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet, which excludes all meat, fish, and poultry, but includes eggs, milk and many dairy products, and honey.



Identifies foods that are made from plant-based foods only, excluding eggs, milk, dairy, honey, and any other animal-derived ingredients. 

Please note the vegan logo is not listed for deep fried items unless a dedicated vegan deep fryer is used. 

Plant Forward


Identifies menu items that contain 60 grams or less of animal-based protein per serving. This icon can be used for menu items that may or may not be vegetarian but meet the plant forward criteria.

More about this sustainability program here:  


No Dairy


Identifies menu items that are made without milk ingredients to assist those avoiding dairy in their diet. 

Please note due to the nature of our kitchens, our accounts can’t guarantee cross-contamination with milk allergens doesn’t occur.

No Gluten


Identifies menu items that are made without gluten ingredients to assist those avoiding gluten in their diet. Please note due to the nature of our kitchens, our accounts can’t guarantee cross-contamination with wheat allergens and other gluten sources doesn’t occur.

Gluten is a protein found in the following grains:

  • Barley
  • Oats
  • Rye
  • Triticale
  • Wheat
  • Wheat hydrids (kamut, spelt)




This logo can be used to identify single ingredients or recipes that contain Halal certified proteins (only), Halal permitted foods and exclude all Haram ingredients.

The name of the third-party certifying body is identified along with this logo, stated as a footnote.

Commonly recognized Halal organizations include:

  • The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
  • Halal Monitoring Authority (HMA)
  • Muslim Consumer Group (MCG)
  • Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA)
  • Halal Montreal Certification Authority (HMCA) 
Sustainable Seafood


Identifies seafood ingredients that are third-party certified as sustainably sourced by:

  • Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) or Ocean Wise (OW) for wild seafood
  • Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) or Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP 1, 2, 3, or 4 stars) certified for farmed seafood

More about this sustainability program here: 

Locally Grown


Identifies menu items that include major ingredients that originate (grown or raised) within a specific province or region. Please note this is subject to change depending on an account’s definition of local.  


The Fusion 8 station features certified Gluten-Free options and recipes made without the following:

         gluten                      dairy
         peanuts                   tree nuts
         mustard                   shellfish
         eggs                        sesame

To learn more about our FUSION8 food service station, it's options, story, and background, please visit our FUSION8 webpage here.



Do you have concerns regarding your Special Dietary Requirements?

If you are a meal plan student:

1) Please send an email to

  • Once we hear from you we will set up a meeting with you, our team, and the Executive Chef to better understand your concerns in order to ensure you know exactly what you can eat on campus and feel confident that there are options for you

If you are not a meal plan student:

1) Please email and the team will be happy to help you navigate your food options on campus

Please note:
The University of Toronto Mississauga does not operate in allergen-free facilities. Food preparation areas and equipment are shared with foods containing common allergens.

For those who have special dietary requirements and have questions about the meal plan that you selected, please bring this information forward to us at Hospitality & Ancillary Services immediately after you have selected your Student Meal Plan.

It is important that we work with you to address your specific dietary requirements and support you in making your Student Meal Plan fit your needs.


Questions? Contact us!

(905) 569-4795
William G. Davis building, Suite 3127

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