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September 19, 2006








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Regulatory Report Franke Foodservice Systems

ICC/IAPMO TALKS TO COMBINE CODES FAIL
Finally, a unified mechanical code and plumbing code, we thought. But no. It all boiled down to "Who do you trust?"....[full story]

EU'S CEN PUBLISHES EQUIPMENT SAFETY STANDARDS
The Council of European Normalization has nailed down new standards, and NSF now can certify for them....[full story]

COMPETING SMOKING BANS BATTLE ON ARIZONA BALLOT
Call it a Battle Of The Bans. Or, maybe a Shootout At The Not OK Corral. Or, no, wait....[full story]

TAIWAN BANS PLASTIC DISPOSABLES IN SCHOOLS; RESTAURANTS NEXT
Taiwan just doesn't have room for all the waste anymore....[full story]

Economic Report Electrolux Professional

CONSUMER SENTIMENT RISES IN SEPTEMBER
With pressure from gasoline and housing prices easing, consumers might be breathing a sigh of relief....[full story]

CPI BARELY RISES, WAGES DIP IN AUGUST
With the CPI barely moving and real earnings actually falling—again—inflation is looking pretty woozy at the moment....[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

FIRE DESTROYS EQUIPMENT DEALER HQ, BUT BIZ SURVIVES
Hotel & Restaurant Supply, in Mississippi, survives a major blow....
[full story]

MCLAUGHLIN NAMED PRESIDENT AT THERMO-KOOL
A tip of the hat: Long-time Thermo-Kool/Mid-South Industries exec Rand McLaughlin has been promoted....[full story]

NRA HONORS HUMANITARIAN OPERATORS
Operators who stepped up for Katrina victims and National Guard members going to Iraq are among this year's winners....[full story]

SIGN UP EARLY FOR IH/M&RS FOR BIG DISCOUNT
It' easy. And it's online....[full story]

PANERA BREAD EXPANDS IN ARIZONA
Panera plans 14 more units in Arizona under the terms of a new franchise agreement....[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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