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March 27, 2007








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Regulatory Report Enodis

NORTH CAROLINA TURNS BACK CODE CHANGE
Small restaurants get a break on what would have been a costly change....[full story]

YES, STILL MORE HEALTH DEPARTENTS PUT REPORTS ONLINE
If you're keeping a running list, here ya go....[full story]

FDA CATCHES FLAK FOR VOLUNTARY PRODUCE GUIDELINES
Mandatory. Voluntary. Mandatory. Voluntary. What's an agency to do?....[full story]

JAPANESE RESTAURANTS SOON SUBJECT TO VISITS FROM 'SUSHI POLICE'
Guidelines aren't really regulations, but here's another standard to meet. Or not....[full story]

Economic Report The NAFEM Show 2007

PRELIMINARY FOURTH QUARTER NUMBERS LOOK GOOD FOR MOST PUBLIC E&S COMPANIES
Revenues are up big time. But how much is real growth and how much is stainless pricing?....[full story]

MANUFACTURERS SUGGEST ALTERNATIVES AS NICKEL, STAINLESS PRICES JUST GET STUPIDER AND STUPIDER
Real supply-demand imbalances aren't trouble enough. Now speculators add to the calamity. But you do have options....[full story]

ECONOMISTS PULL 2007 FORECAST BAC,K A BIT, WHILE LONG TERM LOOKS BRIGHT, IF YOU LIKE 3% GDP GROWTH
Now the government says the fourth quarter was less wonderful than first thought, and economists feed in the new numbers to see what comes out....[full story]

Industry Report FHV2007

NEW GROUP PUSHES FOR ENERGY-EFFICIENT LIGHTING
Incandescent bulbs are on their way out, and a high-powered new coalition is greasing the skids....[full story]

DENNY'S DUMPS TRANS FAT; O.C. EATERIES DO TOO AS BAN LOOMS
The home of the Slim Slam and a bunch of Orange County, Calif., operators are saying no to heart-threatening trans fats....[full story]

MAFSI SCHEDULES ONLINE SEMINAR SERIES
What are you doing on Mondays, starting April 2?....[full story]

FER's MUFES MEETING WINS FOLIO: AWARD
High fives and head butts as Foodservice Equipment Reports' biennial MultiUnit Foodservice Equipment Symposium wins a major publishing industry honor....[full story]




FER Fortnightly, published biweekly by Gill Ashton Publishing
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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; Jennifer Hicks, executive editor; and Mike Sherer, contributing editor.
Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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