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June 30, 2009








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Foodservice

SAN JOAQUIN DELAYS CHARBROILER RULES
First you needed to be at California’s Bay Area meeting. Then came the South Coast meetings. And now the San Joaquin Valley meeting. ...[full story]

FOOD SAFETY BILL SAFE, WITH CHANGES
Compromises calm all the groups that had issues with the proposed bill.  ...[full story]

LAWMAKERS DEVISE RECIPE FOR ‘LEAN MEAL’. ...
Two proposed federal menu-labeling laws—LEAN and MEAL—get tossed together in the blender.  ...[full story]

...JUST IN TIME AS MAINE, OTHERS, WHIP UP RULES. ...
Not content to sit still while D.C. dithers, localities are still pushing calorie-counting legislation of their own.   ...[full story]

...MAKING TIMES EXTRA TOUGH FOR MAINE SMOKERS
First tell ’em they can’t smoke. Then tell ’em how fat they’ll get when they shift over to snacking.   ...[full story]

Economic Report FER E&S Market Forecast Meetings

By Robin Ashton

EARLY-BIRD DEAL EXTENDED FOR FER FORECAST SEMINAR
Yes, the early-bird discount for Foodservice Equipment Reports’ 2010 E&S President’s Preview Market Forecast meeting goes to July 3!  ...[full story]

HAVE FOOD PRICES REACHED BOTTOM?
April overall food prices dropped. But some key categories suggest the party’s over. ...[full story]

NRA TOUTS SUMMER-EMPLOYMENT GROWTH
Despite recent economic doldrums, restaurants are adding summer help at levels similar to years past. What does it mean?  ...[full story]

IFMA SLATES FORECAST & OUTLOOK SEMINARS FOR SEPTEMBER
Three dates, three cities. . ...[full story]

Industry Report Food&HotelVietnam2009

BRINKER EXPANDS INTO INDIA
Brinker Int’l. has been busy abroad, and India’s just the
latest news.
 ...[full story]

RUBY TUESDAY RAMPS UP IN ABU DHABI
Ruby Tuesday and partners are expanding Middle East
activity.
 ...[full story]

SMASHBURGER SIGNS MULTIUNIT MIDWEST DEAL
The Denver chain signs a 10-unit franchise deal for Nebraska.  ...[full story]

FER
HAS A NEW ADDRESS
The Gill Ashton Foodservice Media Group gets a new street address to go with its recent new pages on Facebook and LinkedIn.  ...[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;
Mike Sherer, senior contributing editor; Jan Sellers Ashton, contributing editor.
Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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