Food Safety

Image of TomatoesUMaine Dining follows strict food safety and sanitation guidelines as dictated by the U.S. FDA and State of Maine Food Codes. Food is purchased only from approved vendors and from the time it is received to the time it ends up on your plate, it is handled with the utmost caution to prevent growth of harmful pathogens.

Our staff undergoes continuous food safety training. Nearly all of our associates are ServSafe Certified, meaning they have taken an 8-hour National Restaurant Association food safety and sanitation course and have passed a nationally-administered exam.

Do Your Part

Unwashed hands spread infection, especially in the winter months. You can help each other stay healthy by washing your hands for at least 20 seconds before you dine in our facilities. If for some reason you cannot, use the hand sanitizer located near the entrance our dining facilities and the Bear’s Den. Sanitizers do not replace hand washing, but they are the next best alternative.