Dining hall complaints of raw meat, mouldy food and a fly in a taco dish have resulted in a review being launched by Memorial University.
The St. John's school says it's looking into services provided by the multinational firm Aramark.
The company started a five-year food service contract at Memorial University in 2013.
Students who live in various campus residences are obliged to sign up for meal plans that cost about 22-hundred dollars per semester.
Officials have also called in the province's Health Department for food safety inspections.
Aramark spokeswoman Karen Cutler says the company has industry-leading food standards and it reacts quickly to any questions about its food.
The student's union says many students already facing huge debts resent being obliged to pay for meal plans that tie them to one part of campus and don't always meet their needs.