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September 25, 2007








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Regulatory Report Enodis

NYC CALORIE-POSTING LAW TOSSED, BUT CALIFORNIA PAVES WAY FOR OTHERS
New York City's law wasn't fair. California's is. Duh. ...[full story]

MORE STATES ADOPTING EU-TYPE ROHS LAWS
Eight states now are saying "no" to electronics made of scary mercury and other hazardous elements. ...[full story]

ILLINOIS GOVERNOR SIGNS UTILITY RELIEF BILL
After temporary rebates wear off, Illinois rate payers will realize the hikes never really went away. ...[full story]

CHICAGO FOIE GRAS BAN IS BIG TROUBLE FOR POPULAR BISTRO
Okay, so this restaurant operator is openly fighting the foie gras ban. Then the inspectors arrive. But what they find isn't foie gras. ...[full story]

BK SWAPS APPLES FOR FRIES, JOINS KIDS AD INITIATIVE
Another entry in the race to see whether the FTC or food companies themselves regulate their advertising to children. ...[full story]

Economic Report Manitowoc Foodservice Group

CHAIN ROLLOUTS DRIVE SURGING SALES FOR PUBLIC E&S COMPANIES
Second quarter looked pretty good, thank you very much. ...[full story]

FOODSERVICE TRAFFIC GROWTH FASTER AT RETAIL OUTLETS THAN AT RESTAURANTS, SAYS NPD
With big-box retailers getting heavier into foodservice, retailer traffic data is zooming along. ...[full story]

PANELS SET FOR FER'S FOCUS ON CHANNELS FORECAST MEETING
Foodservice industry forecasts are good. One that focuses on the equipment and supplies part is even better. ...[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

FULL-SPECTRUM LIGHTING MAY NOT HAVE PATRONS SEEING THE LIGHT
Mimicking natural light might make for happier customers. But not necessarily spendier ones. ...[full story]

NSF INT'L. ACQUIRES CMI
Two major agencies become one. ...[full story]

ASHFSA, FCSI, SFM MOVE OFFICES
Phones, faxes and emails don't change. But the location does. ...[full story]

BARGREEN-ELLINGSON ACQUIRES AMERICAN RESTAURANT SUPPLY
B-E just got bigger in Hawaii. ...[full story]

NRA OPENS 2008 KITCHEN INNOVATIONS PROGRAM
Got an innovative new product? This recognition program could get you a lot of exposure. ...[full story]

MORE CHAINS DITCH TRANS FAT
A trend that started as a trickle is now a torrent. ...[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; and Mike Sherer, contributing editor.
Edited by Brian Ward.

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