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January 7, 2010








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Foodservice

CALIFORNIA TRANS-FAT BAN NOW IN EFFECT
In the “In Case You Forgot” file: California's ban on cooking with products containing trans fat took effect Jan. 1. ...[full story]

ILLINOIS FIRE MARSHAL CLARIFIES NEW CODE REQUIREMENTS
No, regardless of what suppliers tell you, a switch to wet-chem suppression usually won't involve a whole new hood. Sheesh. ...[full story]

MORE TOWNS WORK TO LIFT FOG
If you have a sense of déjà vu reading about Fats-Oils-Grease ordinances, you're not alone. ...[full story]

NORTH CAROLINA, MICHIGAN JOIN LIST OF SMOKE-FREE STATES
Two states join the list, bringing the total to 37. ...[full story]

Economic Report Henny Penny

By Robin Ashton

COMMODITIES PRICES TO RISE OVER NEXT TWO YEARS

Overall, 2009's ups and downs were a wash. Next year will be mostly up. ...[full story]

BACK TO WAFFLING: NRA INDEX FALLS AGAIN IN NOVEMBER
The woe took a while to trickle down to quick service, but it finally arrived. Now that effect seems to be holding back industry upturns. ...[full story]

STATE TAX REVENUES DECLINE AGAIN BY DOUBLE DIGITS
Anything fueled by state tax revenue is hurtin'. ...[full story]

FER E&S FORECAST NOW AVAILABLE FOR ONLY $249
The revised FER forecast, newly updated in November, is now available for just $249, a slight discount on the original pittance. ...[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

IFMA OPENS VOTING TO HONOR REGIONAL CHAINS
What regional chain customers are the best? IFMA members are voting. ...[full story]

OBIT: INDUSTRY VETERAN RAY DONOVAN
Raymond H. Donovan, one of the founding fathers of the modern foodservice equipment industry, died Dec.15. ...[full story]

EQ OR IQ: FEDA TO EXAMINE WHY BUSINESSES SUCCEED
A new study finds big foreheads alone are not sufficient. ...[full story]

MIDDLEBY FINALIZES DOYON DEAL
The Middleby Corp. grows into the baking and supermarket sectors. ...
[full story]

VOLLRATH ACQUIRES LINCOLN SMALLWARES
The Vollrath Co. adds Lincoln Smallwares to its lineup. ...[full story]

SNAP-DRAPE NOW KNOWN AS FORBES GROUP
Snap-Drape changes its name to reflect its broader offerings. ...[full story]




FER Fortnightly, published biweekly by Gill Ashton Publishing
(publishers of Foodservice Equipment Reports),
covers key regulatory, economic and general foodservice industry news with a special emphasis
on issues impacting the equipment and supplies industry.

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This issue’s content compiled and written by Robin Ashton, publisher; Mike Sherer, senior contributing editor; Jan Sellers Ashton, contributing editor. Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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