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May 16, 2006








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Regulatory Report Franke Foodservice Systems

EPA TO UNVEIL DRAFT ENERGY STAR DISHWASHER SPECS
AT NRA SHOW MEETING

No more throwing away energy OR water. If you want to see what the Energy Star folks are proposing for warewashers, sign up for the meeting....[full story]

COMMENT PERIOD NOW FOR ALASKA FOOD CODE CHANGE
Alaska's a little cold for bare-hand contact anyway, isn't it?....[full story]

DOGGIE DINING UP TO GOVERNOR
But here's the lingering question in Florida: If your dog shows up for the Early Bird deal, does he get it?....[full story]

KANSAS RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS NOW ONLINE
Yes, the Jayhawk State jumps on the online haywagon....[full story]

LOUISIANA SENATE OKAYS SMOKING BAN;
NEW JERSEY SCRAPS '25-FOOT' RULE
For a minute there, we tried to picture Bourbon Street without cigs. And we couldn't....[full story]

Economic Report FER E&S Economic Forecast Meetings

AUTOQUOTES E&S AVERAGE LIST PRICES UP 4.7% LAST YEAR
Hurricanes and rising prices for metals and energy will do that....
[full story]

MAFSI BAROMETER PEGS E&S SALES UP 2.7% FOR FIRST QUARTER
The survey shows sales growth for the quarter was slower than 4Q 2005, but came in just exactly like the year-ago period....[full story]

OPERATORS CONTINUE TO REPORT MODERATELY STRONG GROWTH
With rising gasoline prices and flip-floppy consumer confidence, how could this be? And yet it is....[full story]

BLUE CHIP HOLDS 2006 U.S. GDP FORECAST;
INTEREST RATES RISE AGAIN

Economists tweak here and there, but the big number comes in unchanged....[full story]

Industry Report HOSFAIR Guangzhou & HOSFAIR Xi'An 2006

INDUSTRY REPORT TOUR WITH FER FORTNIGHTLY
AT NRA SHOW'S KI PAVILION

Yer lookin' for new products, right? Don't miss the best collection all in one place....[full story]

NRA TO DEBUT NEW SERVSAFE EDITION AT SHOW
Know the changes in the ServSafe program? Check out the new materials....[full story]

DEI DOLORI PROMOTED TO GROUP PRESIDENT AT MIDDLEBY
The Division President steps up—again....[full story]

FCSI NAMES LEGGE NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Who better to head the international organization than a long-term member and past association president?....[full story]

MAFSI, FEDA OFFER UPCOMING SEMINARS
AQnet and selling skills are on the docket for two associations....[full story]

ITW NAMES MCDONOUGH PRESIDENT, FOOD EQUIPMENT GROUP-N.A.
The top man at Hobart Foodservice gets a new office upstairs....[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.

Questions or comments? Please send them to bward@fermag.com.

This issue's content compiled and written by Robin Ashton, publisher; Brian Ward, chief editor;
Janice Cha, senior editor; Mike Sherer, contributing editor. Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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