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July 11, 2006








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Regulatory Report Franke Foodservice Systems

ICC HOLDING TOWN HALL MEETING ON JOINT CODES
The new proposed joint ICC-IAPMO plumbing and mechanical code will be the topic July 15—attend in person or by Webcast....[full story]

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA FOAMING ABOUT FOAM
Polystyrene takeout packaging's days are numbered. Oakland's just banned it, and San Francisco last week was mere moments away....
[full story]

MERCURY REDUCTION LAWS SLIP INTO EFFECT
Remember playing with those little mercury beads when you were a kid? Think how smart you'd be now if you hadn't touched them....[full story]

SOUTH CAROLINA SAYS OKAY TO RARE BURGERS
With global warming and mercury in landfills, a pink burger doesn't seem like such a big deal....[full story]

SMOKERS ON THE RUN, HITHER AND YON
"Smack That Smoker Silly" is now even more popular than
"American Idol."....[full story]

Economic Report FER E&S Economic Forecast Meetings

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THE FER 2007 E&S MARKET FORECAST PRESIDENT'S PREVIEW JULY 27
Yes, you still have time, but not a whole lot of it, to register....[full story]

PRICES TO REMAIN HIGH FOR CORE E&S MATERIALS
We know a guy who knows a guy who stockpiled some copper in 2004....
[full story]

WILL RISING CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL COSTS CAST SHADOW ON NEW UNIT PLANS?
The Three Pigs might all have to look for new materials....[full story]

TRAFFIC, SALES BOUNCE BACK IN LATEST SURVEY, NRA SAYS
Foodservice was good in May. But expectations were, uh, unremarkable....[full story]

Industry Report FER Advertising

STAR ACQUIRES LANG
Two strong brand names team up to join complementary product lines....
[full story]

WORLDWIDE ENERGY USE TO GROW TWO-THIRDS BY 2030
The Department of Energy offers grim expectations....[full story]

SBARRO TAKES ITALIAN FOOD SOUTH OF THE BORDER
"Let them eat pizza" and other Italian items, in South America....[full story]

NAFEM ANNOUNCES TOWN HALL MEETINGS
Manufacturers will get their chances to help shape the association's long-range strategy....[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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