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January 15, 2008








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Regulatory Report Enodis

SAN FRANCISCO JUDGES OKAY CITY'S UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE PLAN
An appeal hearing has been scheduled, but for now you should figure on paying. ...[full story]

FULTON, MO., PREPARES FOOD CODE CHANGE, THEN TABLES IT
Sometimes rulemaking is like dancing: Somebody has to lead before someone can follow. ...[full story]

CONNECTICUT SEES GREEN IN NEW BUILDINGS' FUTURE
LEED is now law, and the law is spreading. ...[full story]

FDA NOW LOOKING AT SALT CONTROL
Processed foods and restaurant meals have us whacked out on salt. ...
[full story]

CANADIANS, MARYLANDERS START TRANS FAT DIET
As of midnight New Year's Eve, the trans fat was in the fire in one Canadian province and one Maryland county. ...[full story]

Economic Report Manitowoc Foodservice Group

STAINLESS PRICING TO MODERATE, OTHER COMMODITIES MIXED
You might think the slowdown in the U.S. economy would reduce pressure on materials prices. Well, yes and no. ...[full story]

TOUGH PERIOD FOR GENERAL ECONOMIC NEWS, SOME RESTAURANT CHAIN SAME-STORE-SALES COMPARISON
Flurries of bad news in December turned to blizzards in some areas, but not all. ...[full story]

ECONOMISTS CUT CONSENSUS FORECASTS FOR 2008 AGAIN, SAYS BLUE CHIP, AS WORRY ABOUT RECESSION INCREASES
News wasn't so good. And that was even before the jobs report came out. ...[full story]

Industry Report FHA2008

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY BUYS EQUIPMENT MAKERS WITH MARMON GROUP ACQUISITION
Warren Buffett got into the foodservice equipment manufacturing business in December. ...[full story]

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE, BUT NOT NEAR WATER CONVENTIONS
There's something poetic about two major water conferences scheduled this year for the Nevada desert. ...[full story]

SUBWAY EMPLOYEES RIDE INTERNET FOR FOOD SAFETY INFO
The University of Subway taps into ServSafe. ...[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; Brian Ward,
chief editor; Janice Cha, senior editor; Mike Sherer, senior contributing editor. Edited by Brian Ward.

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