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May 2, 2006








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Regulatory Report Franke Foodservice Systems

SAN ANTONIO MAYOR'S PLAN WOULD BAN CHAINS
Citizens petition to preserve some local character in the city's centerpiece River Walk....[full story]

SANTA CRUZ CONSIDERS INSPECTION PLAN UPDATE
A new plan would enhance both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat in health inspections....[full story]

WEEE/ROHS WEBINAR NEXT WEEK
The EU's not messing around anymore with cadmium, lead and certain other metals in electronic and electrical waste....[full story]

NEWS ON RENEWED EU TARIFFS, OSHA CHANGES ON STAINLESS WELDING
Yes, trade scuffles flare up anew. Presumably you can pay in either dollars or Euros, but either way, it's another 14%....[full story]

SMOKING BAN ROUND-UP: FOUR STATES STILL STRUGGLE
Live by the word, die by the word. States in a hurry have written some pretty leaky laws....[full story]

Economic Report FER E&S Economic Forecast Meetings

COMMODITIES COSTS FORECAST TO RISE 11%
Just when you thought it was safe to come out from the shelters....
[full story]

GENERAL ECONOMY SHOWS SURPRISING STRENGTH
The quickest economic growth in a couple years raises some eyebrows....[full story]

BLUE CHIP STILL PREDICTS A SECOND-HALF U.S SLOWDOWN
Undistracted by strong growth in the first quarter, many experts still expect a gradual longer-term cooling....[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

JOIN FER, FER FORTNIGHTLY AT NRA SHOW'S KI PAVILION
What could be cooler than touring the most innovative new products and "kicking the tires" with three of the Kitchen Innovation judges and FER editor Brian Ward?....[full story]

ALTO-SHAAM FOUNDER MAAHS DIES
Jerry Maahs, inventor of the low-temperature cook-and-hold oven, has passed away at 74....[full story]

TAYLOR CO. MOURNS PASSING OF CHAIRMAN GREENWOOD
Daniel Greenwood, who made the now-legendary deal to supply milkshake and sundae machines to a startup called McDonald's, has succumbed to stroke-related complications....[full story]

MAFSI WEBINAR EXPLORES 201 STAINLESS INS AND OUTS
"To switch to 201 stainless steel, or not to switch..." [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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