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September 7, 2006








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Regulatory Report Franke Foodservice Systems

MASSACHUSETTS PUTS EQUIPMENT MAKERS ON NOTICE
Another state joins a growing list of jurisdictions getting into the certification business. And did we mention the application fee?....[full story]

FLORIDA COUNTIES PUSH POSTING OF INSPECTIONS
Pasco and Palm Beach Counties aren't inclined to leave it up to the state....[full story]

ONTARIO: DON'T LET WASTE GO TO WASTE
"Waste not, want not." Ontario, Canada, is cracking down on restaurants that carelessly load up landfills....[full story]

FDA OKAYS GERM WARFARE TO FIGHT FOODBORNE ILLNESS
Yes, it's cootie-to-cootie combat deep in the deli....[full story]

Economic Report Enodis

MORE SHAMELESS PROMOTION: TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EARLY BIRD FEE AT FER FORECAST MEETING
Time's a runnin' out. A unique in-depth forecast is coming soon to Pittsburgh....[full story]

MOST PUBLIC E&S COMPANIES REPORT STRONG SECOND QUARTER THOUGH SUPPLIES TREND TROUBLING
Clarity Marketing says equipment companies showed strength, but supplies companies lagged....[full story]

PRICEY GAS, SOFTER ECONOMY BITES INTO OPERATOR SALES AND PROSPECTS, SAYS NRA
The National Restaurant Association's Index slipped almost to flat in July....[full story]

GENERAL ECONOMIC NEWS MOSTLY COMFORTING LAST WEEK
GDP, job growth and inflation suggest the economy's not augering in....
[full story]

Industry Report Hotelex Shanghai, April 4-7, 2007

HENNY PENNY ACQUIRES REFCON
The hot-side maker adds a cold-side....[full story]

MIDDLEBY BUYS DANISH COMBI-OVEN MAKER
Middleby draws to a straight flush with combi-maker deal....[full story]

STATES SAY BEWARE OF POSTER-SELLING SCHEME
Don't buy the handwashing posters until you check your local requirements. In some cases you don't need them; in others they're available free....
[full story]

MORE COMPANIES INTRO BIODEGRADABLE CUP
Want to sell coffee to go, but don't want the cup to end up in a landfill?....[full story]

FIRST FOOD SAFETY SUPPLY CHAIN CONFERENCE COMING IN OCTOBER
The restaurant and supermarket industries are joining forces Oct. 11-13 for the first-ever food safety supply chain conference....[full story]

TURNER HELPS NRA LEAD INDUSTRY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM
NRA gets a grant to promote eco-sustainable practices in foodservice....
[full story]

ALLIANCE APPROVES ONLINE HACCP TRAINING COURSE
The International HACCP Alliance nods yes to an online training program....[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; Janice Cha, senior editor and
Mike Sherer, contributing editor. Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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