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May 31, 2005








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Economic Report

URGENT: PUBLIC COMMENT BY JUNE 16
How about a costly new requirement, with no public or private benefit, based on erroneous assumptions? This idea's as bad as they get...
[full story]

WASHINGTON'S NEW FOOD CODE KICKS IN
A bunch of changes took hold May 2.... [full story]

OKLAHOMA MULLS FOOD CODE CHANGES
Is OK's code okay? A council plans to complete its review by June....
[full story]

SAN MATEO INSPECTORS GET TABLET NOTEBOOKS
No more shuck-and-jiving San Mateo inspectors. They'll have your whole history at their fingertips.... [full story]

TEXARKANA HEALTH CENTER STARTS GRADING RESTAURANTS
Blow your inspection in Texarkana, Texas, and people are going to see it on the Internet.... [full story]

Economic Report Hatco Corp.

PUBLIC EQUIPMENT COMPANIES DO WELL FIRST QUARTER, SUPPLIES FLAT
Large publicly held equipment companies did very well in the first quarter.... [full story]

GDP GROWTH IN FIRST QUARTER BETTER THAN FIRST ESTIMATED
You could almost hear the sigh of relief from economists....[full story]

FER 2005 E&S FORECAST REVISION COMING SOON
A number of you have asked FN's economic honcho and publisher, Robin Ashton, when the revised forecast will come out.... [full story]

Industry Report Kolpak/Manitowoc Foodservice
Group

MCDONALD'S WINS AWARD FOR FIGHTING GLOBAL WARMING
Mickey D's got kudos from the EPA for new refrigeration tech.... [full story]

SAN JAMAR, VHA WIN NSF FOOD SAFETY LEADERSHIP AWARDS
Smallwares manufacturer San Jamar and the Veterans Health Administration were among the five winners.... [full story]

SELIM BASSOUL NAMED FINALIST FOR AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDS
The president and CEO of The Middleby Corp.'s a finalist in the Best Turnaround Executive category... [full story]

SPATA STEPS UP AS A&E DIRECTOR AT WD PARTNERS
The new director of Architecture and Engineering client service at WD's got a familiar industry name....[full story]

FOLLETT OPENS NEW FACILITY IN POLAND
The Easton, Pa., firm has fired up operations in Gdansk, Poland....[full story]

'ROAD TO ANAHEIM' PLANS ACCELERATE
The charity ride to The NAFEM Show is lubing chains and checking tire pressure....[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; Jennifer Hicks, executive editor;
Janice Cha, senior editor; and Mike Sherer, contributing editor. Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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