Introducing Halal Meats in the Christensen Center Dining Commons

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The Augsburg University Dining Committee and Food Services Director, Jeff Johnson, are pleased to announce a transition to the use of all halal meats (minus the pork, of course) in the Christensen Center dining Commons. The change began on January 11. Answers to the most frequently asked questions about the change are below.

What is halal meat? The word halal literally means “permissible.” Halal food refers to products that are prepared following Islamic dietary laws that determines what is permissible, lawful, and clean.

What makes food “halal?” According to Islamic guidelines, halal food is safe and it does not contain non-halal and najs (unclean) ingredients. It is processed and manufactured using clean equipment that is not contaminated.

In the future, when Nabo reopens, halal meats will be used there as well. We are unable to provide halal meats in Einstein’s given the mandated menu requirements from the company.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jeff Johnson at