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August 8, 2006








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Regulatory Report Franke Foodservice Systems

COLUMBIA, MO., PUTS LIGHTING CHANGES ON HOLD
Debates over new outdoor lighting restrictions are creating as much heat as light....[full story]

NEW GEORGIA FOOD CODE BATTLE CONTINUES
What's fair, and what's accurate, in a grading system?....[full story]

FOOD IN DULUTH MIGHT GET MANDATORY SECOND LIFE, AND THIRD. ...
Too much landfill waste comes from food. "People, pigs and peonies" might just be a solution....[full story]

CORRECTION: CALIFORNIA SUSPENDS PROPOSED
AB 1953 LEAD LAW
We thought it was a done deal. But it wasn't. And now, it looks like maybe its goose is cooked....[full story]

Economic Report FER E&S Market Forecast: Focus on Channels

FER FORECASTS CONTINUED REAL GROWTH FOR E&S MANUFACTURERS AT PRESIDENT'S PREVIEW
All in all, the year ahead should be pretty good, predicts our publisher....
[full story]

MAFSI BAROMETER POSTS BOFFO SECOND QUARTER
Wow, a nice rebound in the Northeast adds oomph to decent gains elsewhere....[full story]

RESTAURANT PERFORMANCE INDEX CREEPS BACK UP IN JUNE
Current conditions look good in the most recent survey, but tepid expectations restrain the overall gain....[full story]

SECOND QUARTER GDP COMES IN BELOW CONCENSUS FORECASTS AS INFLATIONARY PRESSURES GROW
Early estimates of second quarter GDP and core inflation give Wall Street a bit of the willies....[full story]

Industry Report FER Advertising

ENODIS GRANTS DUE DILIGENCE ACCESS TO MANITOWOC FOLLOWING REVISED OFFER
Manitowoc's new offer is good enough for a look-see....[full story]

CURTIS RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT MOVES BRANCH TO TUALATIN
More office space and a much bigger warehouse for the newest Curtis branch....[full story]

FER CONGRATULATES SMALLWARES & TABLETOP COMPETITION WINNERS
Seven judges, 87 entries, 18 winners. The aftermath looks like a convention center an hour after the show closes....[full story]

SERVSAFE OFFERS ONLINE VERSION OF LATEST EDITION
Training couldn't get much easier....[full story]

NSF SPONSORS FOOD SAFETY CONFERENCE
Heavy hitters, mark your calendars: September, Denver....[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.

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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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