Foodservice Equipment Reports Fortnightly
www.fermag.com

Welcome to FER Fortnightly Online Newsletter
January 20, 2009








FER QuickLinks Menu
Subscribe to FER
 
FER Buyer's Guide
 
FER Services Guide
 
FER Calendar
 

FER Media Kit


Advertise with FER, contact Robin Ashton

To subscribe to this newsletter, click:
Subscribe FER Fortnightly

To unsubscribe from this newsletter, click:
Unsubscribe FER Fortnightly


View archived issues of FER Fortnightly

This e-mail was brought to you by the folks at:
Foodservice Equipment Reports
8001 N. Lincoln Ave.
Skokie, IL 60077
Fax: 847/673.8679

Regulatory Report Manitowoc Foodservice
TEXAS TO TRY TRIMMING TRANS FAT
Just about everything in Texas is big. But nobody wants an overhang above a belt buckle. ...[full story]

TWO MORE CITIES SAY NO TO FOG
Cities in Virginia and California join the coast-to-coast movement. ...
[full story]

ORANGE COUNTY GETS ‘F’ ON RESTAURANT GRADING
A grand jury assigns homework, and Orange County, Calif., refuses to do it. ...[full story]

CLOCK TICKING IN SEATTLE FOR POLYSTYRENE TAKE-OUT MATERIALS
Jan. 1, the jig was up for polystyrene take-out materials. Except for some issues with melty utensils. ...[full story]

N.H. BILL SAYS ‘LIVE ALLERGEN-FREE OR DIE’
A proposed law requires operators to post information—and customers to take responsibility. ...[full story]

Economic Report The NAFEM Show '09

By Robin Ashton

FER STICKS TO FORECASTING GUNS, AT LEAST FOR NOW

Strategic pessimism in the October forecast was well calibrated. We might adjust downward again, but not for now. ...[full story]

NRA FORECAST: SOUTHWEST, WEST TO FARE BEST IN TOUGH YEAR
Okay, the good news is that half the states score in the upper half. The bad news is that 98% have negative scores. ...[full story]

PURCHASING MAGAZINE SHOWS PRICES IN FREEFALL
Wherein down is up, and up is down. ...[full story]

EMPLOYMENT, RETAIL SALES DIVE IN DECEMBER
The headline pretty well captures the point. ...[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

MEETING SET FOR ENERGY STAR GRIDDLE STANDARD
If you use or make double-sided (top platen) griddles, mark your calendars for Feb. 4 at The NAFEM Show. ...[full story]

WHALEN TO HEAD ELECTROLUX F.S. AMERICAS
Several top-level management announcements from Electrolux. ...[full story]

REMINDER: NSF AWARDS DEADLINE NEARS
Just following up on our December story: It’s not too late to submit a nomination to NSF Int’l. for the 2009 Food Safety Leadership Awards Program ...[full story]

PIZZA FUSION PLANS FASTER GROWTH
Organic pizza and sustainable facilities are doing quite well, thank you, at Pizza Fusion. ...[full story]

QUIZNOS TO BREAK GROUND IN INDIA
Sorta brings new meaning to the term SUBcontinent, doesn’t it? ...
[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.

Questions or comments? Please send them tobward@fermag.com.

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

© Copyright 1996-2009. Foodservice Equipment Reports. All rights reserved.