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April 18, 2006








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Regulatory Report HOSFAIR GUANGZHOU & HOSFAIR XI'AN 2006

JUNK FOOD IN SCHOOLS BLOWN INTO FEDERAL CASE
Drop the Snickers and step back slowly. The right to bear cheese-puffs in school has now become a federal issue....[full story]

NEW JERSEY UPDATING ITS FOOD CODE
Eh, no more bare hands on ready-to-eat food. Plus, get somebody at each operation certified as a food protection manager....[full story]

SMOKING BANS: CONFUSION; EXTENSION; TOOTHLESSNESS?
Among countless anti-smoking actions around the country, here's a Whitman's Sampler of three that are kinda nutty....[full story]

Economic Report FER Economic Forecast Meetings

HIGHER INCOME HOUSEHOLDS DRIVE CONSUMER CONFIDENCE SURGE
Survey respondents above and below the $50,000 household income level have vastly different crystal balls....[full story]

NRA'S RESTAURANT PERFORMANCE INDEX: STEADY AHEAD
The bubble continues just a couple points above plumb....[full story]

Industry Report FER Advertising

FER NAMES INDUSTRY SERVICE, DEALER AWARD WINNERS
Two awards programs: Seven dealers win in this year's Customer Choice Awards, plus four industry leaders are honored for sustained industry contributions....[full story]

IT'S REGISTRATION TIME FOR SUPPLY MANAGERS
You a purchasing manager? Prior to the NRA Show, there's a meeting you need to check out....[full story]

D.C. BIKER CHEFS RIDE AGAINST HUNGER
We're assuming they take off the toques before putting on the helmets....[full story]

FAMOUS DAVE'S INKS ORANGE COUNTY FRANCHISE DEAL
Backyard BBQ Inc. signs to open seven franchise units in Orange County, Calif....[full story]

YUM! BRANDS OPENS FIRST RUSSIAN CO-BRAND KFC
Da to chicken, in two languages....[full story]

CFESA ANOUNCES NEW MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY
Looking for service agents? CFESA's got the new member directories at the NRA Show for you....[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; Jennifer Hicks, executive editor;
Janice Cha, senior editor; and Mike Sherer, contributing editor. This issue edited by Jennifer Hicks.

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