Colorado State dining halls now serve Halal meat
Jasir Mayat was excited to move to Colorado from Pakistan a few months ago to attend CSU as a freshman in the College of Business. When Mayat, a student in the INTO program for international students, read a statement on the CSU INTO website that said a dietitian would be there to work with students who follow a halal diet, he interpreted this to mean halal meat was served at dining halls on campus.
However, Mayat arrived at CSU and found that halal meat was not yet offered, despite other halal options such as vegetarian and seafood dishes. He sprung into action and approached CSU Housing and Dining Services about introducing halal meat to CSU dining halls.
Halal meat will now be served at the Parmelee dining hall starting Monday.
"We knew this was coming, given the INTO program,” said Peter Testory, senior executive chef for CSU Housing and Dining Services. "Jasir was the first student (to approach us), but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t already on our program.” (continue reading...)