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February 24, 2009








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Foodservice
MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR WANTS TO UP RESTAURANT SALES TAX
When a state runs a deficit, who pays? ...[full story]

PLUMBERS GROUPS CONNECT TO STUDY WATER-EFFICIENCY PROJECTS
With water at stake, who better to find solutions than plumbers? ...
[full story]

CONNECTICUT LAWMAKER PUSHES NEW FED FOOD-SAFEY AGENCY
A new proposal would split the FDA into medical and food-safety agencies. ...[full story]

TOWNS IN NORTH CAROLINA, OHIO HURRY TOWARD FOG RULES
The tempo's picking up on fats, oils and grease regulation. ...[full story]

AHRI WORRIED NEW REFER LAWS WON'T BE ENFORCED
New refrigeration standards are nifty. Trouble is, there are no enforcement provisions. ...[full story]

Economic Report Food&HotelVietnam2009

By Robin Ashton

STIMULUS BILL HAS $100MM FOR SCHOOL FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT

School cafeterias that need help will be able to get some. ...[full story]

A BLOGGISH SCAN OF ECONOMIC NEWS IMPACTING FOODSERVICE E&S
Unemployment up, prices up slightly, deflation fears recede. ...[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

RHODENBAUGH, ROMER HONORED BY NAFEM
Two longtime industry supporters get some recognition. ...[full story]

ASHFA, HFM EXPLORE POSSIBLE MERGE
Two healthcare foodservice groups considering banding together. ...
[full story]

FIA LOOKS AT INDUSTRY GREENING
Mark your calendars for April 7, Southern California Gas Co.'s Food Service Equipment Center in Downey, Calif. ...[full story]

ASTM ADDS LIFECYCLE COSTING COMMITTEE
Chaired by David Zabrowski, head of the NAFEM lifecycle project, ASTM's new committee forges ahead. ...[full story]

TIM HORTONS NOW IN BUSINESS AT ALL TOPS STORES
Doughnuts are tops on the menu at Tops. ...[full story]

CAMILLE'S GROWS IN MIDDLE EAST MARKET
From Tulsa to Bahrain and Dubai. ...[full story]




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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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