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May 4, 2010








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Foodservice

FOOD-SAFETY BILL SIDETRACKED BY FINANCIAL REFORM
The Senate postpones action on the Food Safety and Modernization Act. ...
[full story]

SALT COMES UNDER FIRE—AGAIN
A new report urges more than just voluntary cuts in sodium, but the FDA isn't ready to act. ...[full story]

NRA CONVENES ON PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Operators converge on D.C. to push for critical legislative issues. ...[full story]

SMOKE BANS SET FOR KANSAS, MICHIGAN
Two more states join the ranks banning smoking in restaurants. ...[full story]

NSF OK'D TO REGISTER FOOD-SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
NSF Gets ISO 22000 Accreditation Power. ...[full story]

Economic Report Henny Penny

By Robin Ashton

NRA PERFORMANCE INDEX SIGNALS END OF GREAT FOODSERVICE RECESSION

Index tops 100, its best in 29 months. ...[full story]

E&S LIST PRICES BARELY BUDGED LAST SIX MONTHS, AUTOQUOTES REPORTS
Prices stay frozen for six months, but the thaw is coming. ...[full story]

MAFSI BAROMETER SALES NUMBERS STILL NEGATIVE, BUT LESS SO
Declines continue, but regional outlooks vary widely. ...[full story]

STATE TAX REVENUES POSTED FIFTH STRAIGHT DECLINE IN 4Q 2009
Fiscal recoveries are likely to be long-lasting. ...[full story]

TECHNOMIC TOP 500 NOW AVAILABLE
Technomic ranks chains and offers insight in report. ...[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

WENDY'S/ARBY'S CREATES E&S SOURCING CO-OP
Purchasing power for 10,000 units gets a new setup. ...[full story]

CKE PICKS NEW MERGER DEAL
Apollo makes top bid for Hardee's, Carl's Jr. parent. ...[full story]

CHICK-FIL-A PLANS 78 UNITS, WILL DEBUT IN CHICAGO
Chain ups new openings for `10 and adds spicy chicken sandwich to the menu. ...[full story]

DUNKIN' DONUTS TO ADD 17 STORES ACROSS FLORIDA
Doughnut chain plans a bigger presence across the South. ...[full story]

MANITOWOC NAMED ENERGY STAR PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Manufacturer earns big honors for energy efficiency. ...[full story]

FIRST-EVER AHF CONFERENCE NEARS
Merged association plans inaugural conference next month. ...[full story]




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This issue's content compiled and written by Robin Ashton, publisher, and Jan Sellers Ashton, contributing editor. Edited by Jan Sellers Ashton with Brian Ward, chief editor.
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