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Good to know

Food labelling

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Vegan

Definition vegan & vegetarian

Vegetarian

In general, vegetarian nutrition is characterised by doing without meat. That means to renounce meat but to consume animal products like eggs, milk and honey. The labelling of vegan dishes at our canteens is based on the information of our producers and suppliers. They are not obliged by law, though, to declare flavourings and additives as well as fatty acids like mono- and diglycerides of animal origin. That is why we cannot rule our completely that those are contained in our dishes.

Due to the manufacturing processes at our canteens and cafeterias it can’t be guaranteed, too, that vegetarian products will not get in touch with animal products by cross-contamination. Still, we take great care to store, prepare and serve vegetarian and non-vegetarian products separately.

The following ingredients are taken into consideration:

  • All kinds of meat and fish

  • Gelatine

  • Carmine red

Vegan

In general, vegan nutrition is characterised by doing without meat and animal products. That means not only to renounce meat, but also eggs, milk and honey.

The labelling of vegan dishes at our canteens is based on the information of our producers and suppliers. They are not obliged by law, though, to declare flavourings, wax, additives as well as fatty acids like mono- and diglycerides of animal origin. That is why we cannot rule our completely that those are contained in our dishes.

Due to the manufacturing processes at our canteens and cafeterias it can’t be guaranteed, too, that vegan products will not get in touch with animal products by cross-contamination. Still, we take great care to store, prepare and serve vegan and non-vegan products separately.

The following ingredients are taken into consideration:

  • All kinds of meat and fish

  • Milk-, bee- and egg products
  • Gelatine

  • Carmine red


Mensa – recipe for sustainability

Sustainability plays a big role in our canteens, bistros and cafeterias. We constantly review our offers and plans against the background of economical, ecological and social sustainability. We have already been able to implement some measures in recent years:

Regional competences

A central quality management already brings sustainability to the fore when purchasing goods. Wherever possible, we work with regional suppliers. This means, among other things, that all locations are supplied with bread and other baked goods from local bakeries.

Meat from species-appropriate animal husbandry

We offer meat from species-appropriate animal husbandry at our canteens as often as possible. This meat is labelled at our menus with a green heart.

The farmers who cooperate with Neuland have obliged themselves to keep their animals according to particular standards. Thus, pigs, cattle and poultry are exclusively fed with species-appropriate and locally produced food, which has neither been genetically modified nor been blended with efficiency-enhancing additives. Furthermore, the farmers abandon intensive livestock farming and rely on lots of fresh air and sufficient roaming instead.

 

Sustainable fish

Our purchase of fish assortment follows the according guidelines by WWF. . Our ecotrophologists regularly check the assortment according to these guidelines. Thus, we want to contribute to the termination of the oceans’ overfishing and the associated consequences for mankind and environment. Our partner in this is Germany’s largest supplier of fish and seafood, the companyDeutsche See.

Fair trade coffee

We only offer fair trade coffee. The Fairtrade label offers small farmers' cooperatives in the growing countries (e.g. Colombia, Bolivia or Ethiopia) fixed minimum prices and long-term trade relations on fair terms.

No free disposable cups

For disposable paper cups we charge an environmental surcharge of 30 cents. Thus, we want to motivate our guests to choose an environmentally friendly alternative instead – for example, the stainless steel reusable cup, which is available for 4 € at our canteens, bistros and cafeterias. In addition, most facilities offer free porcelain cups, out of which you can drink the coffee on site.

No flavour enhancers

We don’t use food containing declarable flavour enhancers.


You have questions about nutrition?

How do I get my brain up to speed with the right nutrition? What rules should I follow for a balanced diet? And how does the menu work? If you have questions about nutrition, our ecotrophologists are there for you. They advise you amongst others on the following topics:

  • Information and details about the menu
  • Healthy diet
  • Allergies and intolerances
  • Diets

In case of specific nutritional diseases, we recommend the nutritional consultantion at Schlosscaree Braunschweig.