Medical Bracelet

Food Allergies and Intolerances

If you are living with a medically diagnosed food allergy or intolerance, Penn State Campus Dining is here to help!  We take food allergies and intolerances very seriously and offer multiple resources to help guests dine safely.  Within the dining commons, helpful allergen information is displayed on individual entree cards placed in front of each menu item.  Each entree card will identify if one or more of the Top 8 allergens (dairy, egg, fish, shellfish, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, wheat) is present in the dish via individual allergen icons.  Guests can also use the online menu to search for allergen, ingredient and nutrition information.  Campus Dining recognizes that allergic reactions can occur to foods outside of the Top 8 allergens.  If you have an allergy to any type of food, please contact a Registered Dietitian for additional support and resources.

Join our Listserv!

If you are dining on campus with a severe food allergy or intolerance, consider joining our email listserv to stay informed on any potential recipe or ingredient changes and receive important reminders and tips for safe dining. 

To join the listserv, send a blank email to 'L-DINING-FOOD-ALLERGIES@LISTS.PSU.EDU' 

Food Allergy Disclaimer:

Penn State Campus Dining makes every effort to label food allergens; however manufacturers may change their product formulation or consistency of ingredients without our knowledge and product availability may fluctuate.  Please be aware that food items are prepared in a shared kitchen and do pose a risk for cross-contact.  Therefore, it is ultimately the responsibility of the customer to judge whether or not to question ingredients or to choose to eat selected foods.

Food allergic guests must be their own advocates and exercise caution at all times. Customers who may need to use an Epi-Pen should carry their own while dining.  Penn State Campus Dining will not assume any liability for adverse reactions of foods consumed or for any cross-contact that can and inevitably occurs within a self-service venue. If you have any questions regarding ingredients, please consult the registered dietitian(s) or a dining services manager.

Additional Resources:


American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

World Allergy Organization