CookenPro® Commercial 6.0 is USDA Approved

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Barrington Software is pleased to announce that its software application, CookenPro® Commercial CN Version, has again been USDA approved for implementing Nutrient Standard Menu Planning (NSMP).

CookenPro® was initially approved in May'2008 with the CN 12 database but each year the USDA releases an updated database and does a check to determine that the new database has been correctly incorporated into the software. The CN 14 database includes all updates from the USDA Standard Reference 22 Database, including 111 new standard reference items.

CookenPro® is an affordable software alternative for schools and retirement communities. The program was evaluated by the USDA Software Evaluation Team, which consists of the Software Evaluation Coordinator and nutritionists at USDA's Food and Nutrition Information Center. Before the USDA can approve a program, all required functions must be incorporated into and working correctly in the program. In addition to providing accurate nutrient analysis of recipes and menus, CookenPro® provides integrated inventory functions. Users can create an inventory requisition from a menu, combination of menus, or part of a menu and deduct the quantities from inventory.

For more information about CookenPro®, go to http://www.cooken.com or contact info(at)barringtonsoftware(dot)com or call 877-487-7020.

About the USDA Software Evaluation and Approval Process The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) developed specifications for a School Food Service Software System needed to support Nutrient Standard Menu Planning (NSMP). The objectives of the software system are to:
1. Adapt advanced data automation technology to streamline, modernize and standardize school food service nutrient analysis;
2. Assist schools in implementing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the Recommended Dietary Allowances and achieving the Year 2000 Nutrition Objectives by computing and analyzing the nutritional composition of meals served in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP).

About Barrington Software Incorporated
Our goal is to design and produce cost-effective, complimentary, foodservice software products with extensive functionality and an ease of use. Visit the website at http://www.barringtonsoftware.com or http://www.cooken.com or call 1-877-487-7020 for more information.

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