Allergy Information

For the safety of our customers, Dining Services has many tools available to alert our customers if a food item contains allergens. RIT Dining Services’ food production staff are fully trained on the severity of food allergies, and a wide variety of recipes are created to accommodate our customers with food allergies. If you need to find out more about potential allergens in our foods, here are several helpful resources:

  • Allergens are listed on the bottom of nutrition labels for daily specials and grab-and-go items available in many dining locations. Allergens listed on nutrition labels include eggs, milk, wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, gluten, fish, shellfish, and soy.
  • NetNutrition, an online tool for looking up nutritional information for foods and menu items in many of our dining locations, allows customers to filter foods and menus items by allergens including eggs, milk, wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, and gluten.
  • Our knowledgeable and dedicated managers are available to answer any questions you may have regarding ingredients in food items. Just ask to speak with an manager in any dining location.
  • Mary Anne McQuay, our registered dietitian, can be contacted at or 585-475-6502 for any food allergy questions and concerns.

It is important that you inform us of any food allergies and special dietary needs that you may have to ensure that RIT Dining Services has the information necessary to keep you healthy and safe.

If you have a food allergy, we strongly encourage you to fill out and submit the online Food Allergy Information Form which is sent directly to Disability Services to capture your dietary needs. Once this information has been captured, RIT Dining Services registered dietitian, Mary Anne McQuay, will contact you  personally to discuss the right food options available to you in RIT dining locations.

Please note — even with careful training and food preparation, there is a risk of food being contaminated by ingredients that may cause an allergic reaction. Contamination may occur from internal or third-party factors, such as manufacturers changing the formulation or substitution of ingredients at any time, without notice. Due to this, we cannot guarantee the absence of cross-contamination in our locations. Customers with food allergies need to be aware of this risk.

We are a proud member of FARE - Food Allergy Research and Education.