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February 12, 2009








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Foodservice
NYC TIGHTENS UP ON RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS
Let's just say this: If your operation isn't exactly the sharpest blade on the cutting board, a new plan arranges for inspectors to sharpen you a lot more often. ...[full story]

EPA DRAFTS HIGH-EFFICIENCY URINAL SPECS
With toilets already regulated, how far behind could urinals be? Not far, it turns out. ...[full story]

L.A. TO CERTIFY GREEN RESTAURANTS
A new program is still in its formative stages but will likely look like the one up in the Bay Area. ...[full story]

NASHVILLE A STEP CLOSER TO MENU LABELING
The lawyers have given a thumbs-up, and a vote is coming soon. ...
[full story]

ICC LISTING PROGRAM GETS ANSI NOD
ANSI says ICC's program meets ISO/IEC 65 standards. Try saying THAT three times PDQ. ...[full story]

Economic Report Food&HotelVietnam2009

By Robin Ashton

HEARD AT NAFEM SHOW: IT'S UGLY OUT THERE, BUT SHOW BOOSTED MOOD

Anyone who hadn't already cracked under the pressure of 24-hr. news programming found rays of light at the show. ...[full story]

MORE GOOD NEWS: MATERIALS PRICES CONTINUE SLIDE
If there's a silver lining in the cloud, or maybe a cloud in the silver lining, commodities pricing might be it. ...[full story]

MAFSI BAROMETER SAGS TO RECORD LOW; IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE
The numbers weren't good. But they weren't too bad, either, considering what went on in November and December. ...[full story]

NRA PERFORMANCE INDEX FALLS IN DECEMBER TO NEW LOW
Remember Tom Cruise's flat spin in "Top Gun"? December was sort of like that. ...[full story]

TECHNOMIC RE-FORECASTS TOUGH(ER) YEAR FOR OPERATORS
Wherein our Fearless Publisher uses the words "gloom" and "ghastly" both in a single story. ...[full story]

Industry Report Hotelex Shanghai

GREENFIELD WORLD TRADE ACQUIRES ZEROLL, OMEGA
Greenfield expands its already expansive list of product offerings. ...
[full story]

OVER HERE, OVER THERE: JOHNNY ROCKETS SIGNS UP WITH MARINES, AIR FORCE
Johnny Rockets' red glare will soon be lighting up some huge military installations. ...[full story]

BOB EVANS REALIGNS MANAGEMENT
Roger Williams retires, and his job gets split into two. ...[full story]

WIN-HOLT TAPS SCARFOGLIERO AS PRESIDENT
Dominick Scarfogliero steps up. ...[full story]

MAFSI MOVES OFFICES
It's a new year and a new address for the Manufacturers' Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry. ...[full story]




FER Fortnightly, published biweekly by Gill Ashton Publishing
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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.

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