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September 28, 2004








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Regulatory ReportSponsored by ES3

TEXAS SCHOOLS A NO FRY ZONE
A new state policy nixes frying and fryers….[full story]

KANSAS SHUFFLES INSPECTION DUTIES
Good news and, uh, "interesting" news on the inspection front…[full story]

OREGON OFFERS RECOURSE IN DISPUTES
Dealings between health inspectors and foodservice operators can occasionally be prickly...[full story]

PENNSYLVANIA REQUIRES CERTIFIED FOOD HANDLERS
On July 1 Pennsylvania joined the growing ranks of states requiring at least one safety-certified supervisor….[full story]

ST. PAUL MAYOR SAYS ‘BUTT OUT,’ COUNTY SAYS ‘BUTTS OUT’
Smoke ’em if you got ’em…. No, wait….[full story]

Economic ReportSponsored by MAECO

FER TAKES FIRST CUT AT 2005 E&S FORECAST
In spite of some recent industry wobbles, Foodservice Equipment Reports estimates…[full story]

BLUE CHIP CONSENSUS PARES ’04, ’05 FORECASTS
A ramp up in inflation, particularly oil and gasoline prices, has led leading economists to cut their forecasts….[full story]

FED RAISES INTEREST RATES AGAIN; OIL PRICES SPIKE AGAIN
As expected, the Federal Reserve Bank raised key interest rates another quarter point….[full story]

Industry ReportSponsored by Lakeside Mfg.

FCSI NAMES SIX AWARD WINNERS
Fewell, Malody, Ricca Newmark, Winch, Rational, Meiko…[full story]

MCDONALD’S TESTS MCDELIS
McDonald’s Corp. plans to expand testing of five new toasted deli-style sandwiches to some 400 U.S. stores….[full story]

‘LESS IS MORE’ IN PORTION SIZES, STUDY FINDS
We’ve always suspected that restaurant portion sizes are overly generous. Now there’s proof….[full story]

PANCHERO’S EYES NATIONWIDE GROWTH
Yes, Virginia, there IS room for another national fast casual fresh-Mex burrito chain….[full story]

APPLEBEE’S UPS GROWTH PLANS
If the sky’s the limit, Applebee’s finds the sky higher than expected….[full story]

OVERTIME BATTLE REKINDLES
New overtime regs making it easier for employers to stop overtime pay got a double blow.…[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.
Questions or comments? Please send them to bward@fermag.com.
This issue's content compiled and written by Robin Ashton, publisher; Janice Cha, senior editor,
Allison Clark, associate editor and Mike Sherer, contributing editor. Editing by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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