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Menu Icons

Aramark is proud of the rigorous culinary testing and nutritional analysis processes we have in place that allow us to provide accurate nutrition and ingredient information for our menu items.

By reviewing recipes using validated nutrition and ingredient information, we empower consumers to make informed choices.

Menu Labelling

We understand the importance of having calorie, nutrition, and ingredient information available for customers to aid them in their food decisions.

We label our “Express” grab ‘n go items with a complete Nutrition Facts panel, as well as ingredient, and allergen information following Health Canada regulations. For menu items, we label calorie information in compliance with the Ontario Menu Labeling regulations and use menu icons to provide additional ingredient or special dietary guidance.

Menu Icons

We clearly identify special dietary choices and other special food qualities through colourful icons that are easy to use:


VEGETARIAN Identifies foods that fit a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet, which excludes all meat, fish, and poultry, but includes eggs, milk and many dairy products, and honey.


VEGAN Identifies foods that are made from plant-based foods only, excluding eggs, milk, dairy, honey, and any other animal-derived ingredients.

Note: The vegan logo is not listed for deep fried items unless a dedicated vegan deep fryer is used.

Plant Forward

PLANT FORWARD Identifies menu items that contain 60 grams or less of animal-based protein per serving. This icon can be used for menu items that may or may not be vegetarian but meet the plant forward criteria.

No Dairy

NO DAIRY* Identifies menu items that are made without milk ingredients to assist those avoiding dairy in their diet.

Note: Due to the nature of our kitchens, our accounts can’t guarantee cross-contamination with milk allergens doesn’t occur.

No Gluten

NO GLUTEN* Identifies menu items that are made without gluten ingredients to assist those avoiding gluten in their diet.

Note: Due to the nature of our kitchens, our accounts can’t guarantee cross-contamination with wheat allergens and other gluten courses doesn’t occur.

Gluten is a protein found in the following grains:

  • Barley
  • Oats
  • Rye
  • Triticale
  • Wheat
  • Wheat hydrids (kamut, spelt)
Sustainable Seafood

SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD Identifies seafood ingredients that are third-party certified as sustainably sourced by:

  • Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) or Ocean Wise (OW) for wild seafood
  • Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) or Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP 1, 2, 3, or 4 stars) certified for farmed seafood
Locally Grown

LOCALLY GROWN Identifies menu items that include major ingredients that originate (grown or raised) within a specific province or region.

Note: This is subject to change depending on an account’s definition of local.


HALAL This logo can be used to identify single ingredients or recipes that contain Halal certified proteins (only), Halal permitted foods and exclude all Haram ingredients.

The name of the third-party certifying body is identified along with this logo, stated as a footnote.

Commonly recognized Halal organizations include:

  • The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
  • Halal Monitoring Authority (HMA)
  • Muslim Consumer Group (MCG)
  • Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA)
  • Halal Montreal Certification Authority (HMCA)