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April 7, 2009








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Foodservice

CALIFORNIA, VERMONT LIMITING LEAD IN PIPES
Laws limiting lead contact with drinking water have been in the, er, pipeline for a while. Effective dates are coming soon. ...[full story]

NATIONAL LEAN LAW GAINING MOMENTUM...
The Labeling Education and Nutrition Act stalled in Congress last year but has fired up again ... [full story]

NEW BILLS MEAN FEASTING ON SAFER FOOD
FEAST, you see, is a clever acronym, which is always a plus in Washington, D.C. ...[full story]

B.C. FIRST PROVINCE TO BAN TRANS FAT
Canadian cities have tackled the unpopular fat before, but this is the first time a whole province has done it. ...[full story]

UTAH RELAXES BAR LAWS
It took a while, but representatives from the hospitality industry and the Church of Latter Day Saints finally worked out a compromise with Utah legislators. ...[full story]

Economic Report Food&HotelVietnam2009

By Robin Ashton

COMMODITIES PRICES CONTINUE DECLINE EVEN AS STAINLESS SUPPLIERS TRY TO RAISE PRICES

General trends, fortunately, are downward. Except for a few big suppliers. ...[full story]

NRA PERFORMANCE INDEX MAINLY FLAT IN FEBRUARY
Some pointers rose a little. Others fell a little. But they mostly remained where they were, which was negative. ...[full story]

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE, SPENDING UP SLIGHTLY
Confidence is a biggie. Might it have bottomed? ...[full story]

NEWLY REVISED FER E&S MARKET FORECAST AVAILABLE
With the E&S market as stressed as we've seen it in decades, don't you need the very latest data? ...[full story]

Industry Report HOFEX 2009

MANITOWOC SELLS ENODIS ICE, ELEVATES KARSSIENS
Antitrust compliance required the sale, and now it's done. Mr. Karssiens, meanwhile, steps up. ...[full story]

CHILI'S TO OPEN IN TURKEY, BRINKER SHIFTS MANAGEMENT
Yes, soon you'll find Chili's in Turkey. Which is not to be confused with finding turkey in your chili. ... [full story]

BK NEW-UNIT GROWTH UP 19%
The King's on a whopper of a roll. ...[full story]

CRFA NAMES O'REILLY CHAIRWOMAN
The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association names a new leader. ...[full story]

MAFSI MARKS ITS 60th YEAR
Time flies when manufacturers' reps are having fun. ...[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;
Janice Cha, senior editor; Mike Sherer, senior contributing editor;
Jan Sellers Ashton, contributing editor. Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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