Foodservice Equipment Reports Fortnightly

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September 14, 2004

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Regulatory ReportSponsored by ES3

Chicago To Streamline Inspections
If you’re operating any of the 6,700 restaurants in Chicago, you might soon be finding the city easier to deal with….[full story]

Proposed Alaska Code Big On Training
The nation’s largest state is updating its Food Code….[full story]

Illinois’ St. Clair County Posts Inspection Scores Online
If you’re an operator in St. Clair County, Ill., you’d better be keeping your shop ship-shape….[full story]

NSF Lists Food-Safe Compounds Online
Have you ever had to prove to health inspectors the food safety-ness of vegetable wash products or hand sanitizers?...[full story]

UL To Update Fire Extinguisher Test Standard
"Hot" news: The Northbrook, Ill., testing organization has proposed updates to UL 300….[full story]

Economic ReportSponsored by Atlas Metal Industries Inc.

Most QSR Chains, Casual Dining, Continue Strong Growth
Ah, the beauty of hard numbers….[full story]

NAFEM Industry Index Shows Strong Gains
More evidence that the second quarter of 2004 was very good for many foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers….[full story]

NRA Performance Index Slips Again
Fueled in part by a moderate decline in future expectations….[full story]

Middling Jobs Growth Reported In August, Florida Hurricanes Hurt Local Operators
Job growth was slightly stronger in August….[full story]

Industry ReportSponsored by Vollrath Co.

Nestor Ibrahim Takes Reins At Southbend
Nestor Ibrahim will oversee daily operations for the Fuquay Varina, N.C., company….[full story]

McAlister’s Deli Slices New Territory
Think of Ridgeland, Miss.-based McAlister’s Deli as a Panera without the bakery….[full story]

Walter Simon Wins FEDA's Lifetime Achievement Award
In a unanimous vote, members of the Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association’s Executive Committee….[full story]

FEDA Signs Agreement With AutoQuotes
If you’re a member of Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association, you’ll soon be able to save a lot of time…[full story]

A Whole Lotta Moxie Outta Idaho
A new kid on the coffee block, going by the spunky name of Moxie Java Int'l., has big ideas these days….[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,
and Mike Sherer, contributing editor. Editing by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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