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June 1, 2006








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Regulatory Report Franke Foodservice Systems

W.VA. ADOPTS NFPA FIRE, LIFE SAFETY CODES
If you've got buildings in West Virginia, you have some new codes to meet as of a couple weeks ago....[full story]

COMPANIES PULL SOFT DRINKS FROM ALL U.S. PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Nine months after voluntarily yanking sugary sodas from elementary schools, fizzy makers take 'em out of high schools too....[full story]

PHILLY, BISMARCK POST RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS ONLINE
You can run, but you're running out of places to hide. Two more cities join the online-snitchery bandwagon....[full story]

VIGO COUNTY SNUFFS ONE SMOKING ORDNANCE, FIRES UP ANOTHER
You've heard of chain smokers. Sometimes people are chain regulators....[full story]

UK ISSUES NEW SCHOOL LUNCH NUTRITION RULES
UK schools are banning junk food. No word on those lively little sausages known as bangers....[full story]

Economic Report FER E&S Economic Forecast Meetings

PUBLIC E&S COMPANIES SHOW STRENGTH IN FIRST QUARTER
As Martha might say, "First quarter '06 was a good thing."....[full story]

TECHNOMIC SAYS GASOLINE PRICES STARTING TO BITE FOODSERVICE
The surprising thing is that it's taken this long. But Technomic Inc. says gas prices are starting to hurt....[full story]

SENTIMENT DOWN, INFLATION UP, GDP NOT UP ENOUGH, WALL STREET DOWN
At the slightest whiff of moderation, Wall Streeters get darty. You'd think they were talking about money....[full story]

HEARD IN THE AISLES AT THE NRA SHOW
In which our publisher tackles the topics of the moment, including Middleby's bid for Enodis, the state of materials pricing, and Kitchen Innovations....[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

ENODIS LAUNCHES PROGRAMS, FINANCING FOR MAJOR ENERGY PUSH
How about if a manufacturer clearly marked its most energy efficient products, and then developed a special financing program to help you buy those items now and pay later?....[full story]

DUNNE, O'BRIEN, BEST UNVEIL MARKET CONSULTING FIRM
Yes, more news from C. Wayne Best. Seems he's been busy since he retired....[full story]

EPA NAMES VICTORY A MANUFACTURING PARTNER
For the first time in Energy Star's 14-year history, a foodservice equipment maker earns the title of "Manufacturing Partner."....[full story]

CFESA SEEKS BIKER MEMBERS TO RIDE TO SANTA FE
CFESA members not content to fly to the August CFESA/NAFEM meeting have an interesting option this year....[full story]

H&K, SODEXHO, SNYDER WIN NSF FOOD SAFETY LEADERSHIP AWARDS
NSF Int'l. has announced the six winners of its third annual program recognizing significant achievements in food safety....[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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