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January 5, 2006








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Regulatory Report APW Wyott Innovations

PUBLIC COMMENT ON GEORGIA'S NEW FOOD CODE ENDS JAN. 9
Everything from inspector certifications to food handling practices stands to be updated....[full story]

ICC, IAPMO CONSIDERING COMBINED CODES
It would be nice to settle on a single set of plumbing and mechanical codes. But which ones?....[full story]

LEAVE YOUR SMOKES AT HOME IN WASHINGTON
We don't want to leap to conclusions, but the 10th state to ban smoking in all restaurants and bars makes us suspect a pattern is emerging....
[full story]

NEW HAMPSHIRE RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION WON'T OPPOSE ANTI-SMOKING BILL
Yes, the passionate "Live Free or Die" state is sort of burned out on the smoking topic....[full story]

Economic Report Atlas Metal Industries Inc.

FOR THOSE WHO MISSED OUR FORECASTS...
Don't hurl yourself off the bridge just yet—you can catch up on the forecasts at these links....[full story]

NRA FORECASTS HIGHER GROWTH FOR OPERATORS IN 2006
The foundation looks good....[full story]

PRICE OUTLOOKS: LOWER FOR STEELS, HIGHER FOR NATURAL GAS, PLASTICS AND ALUMINUM
Not too many things will be cheaper next year....[full story]

NRA PERFORMANCE INDEX HOLDS STEADY IN NOVEMBER, BUT BOTH CAPITAL EXPENDITURE INDICES OFF SLIGHTLY
Diners were buying. But operators remained tight....[full story]

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE ALMOST BACK TO PRE-KATRINA LEVELS
Now that $2.50 a gallon seems like a good deal, we're cool....[full story]

Industry Report MUFES '06, Feb. 11-13, 2006

WHERE THE GAS IS ALWAYS GREENER
Willie Nelson's restaurant-oil-burning bus might soon have company....
[full story]

STATE BY STATE, RESTAURANTS ARE GREAT
Surprise, surprise—the Southwest looks like the place to be for aspiring foodservice people....
[full story]

SMUD STUDIES 'LEFTOVERS TO LIGHT'
If you're not gonna eat that, do you mind if we run our city on it?....
[full story]




FER Fortnightly, published biweekly by Gill Ashton Publishing
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covers key regulatory, economic and general foodservice industry news with a special emphasis
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This issue's content compiled and written by Robin Ashton, publisher; Jennifer Hicks, executive editor;
Janice Cha, senior editor; and Mike Sherer, contributing editor. This issue edited by Jennifer Hicks.

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