Some items in the GDSN and Generic Item Database may be missing the creditable components associated with that item. This is due to suppliers not uploading this information into the GDSN database that CNCentral pulls from. You may need to enter this information manually if it is missing so the item will contribute towards the meal pattern accordingly. To manually enter meal credits for a searched item, please follow the steps below:
Note: Meal Credits must be added to an item in your local item database. You will not be able to add credits to an item when adding it to a menu if it's a searched item from the GDSN or Generic databases. Likewise, an item searched for from within a menu that's not already in your item database will not have editable creditable components.
1. Locate the item from your local item database. Click on the item name.
2. Click on the Nutrients & Meal Components tab.
3. Click on the + Add More link under the Meal Components header.
4. Select the correct meal component from the drop down list, enter the creditable amount, and select the correct unit. If the item credits towards multiple meal components, repeat this process until all necessary credits have been assigned.
Click the Save button to save your changes to the item in your item database.