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October 17, 2006








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Regulatory Report Franke Foodservice Systems

CALIFORNIA ENDS MEAT RECALL SECRECY AGREEMENT
From now on, if you sell meat or poultry that's involved in a voluntary recall, you're in trouble. For four years, it wasn't like that....[full story]

CAMDEN, LAWRENCE RETHINKING RESTAURANT CURFEWS
Can you stay open late, or not? That's the question in two eastern towns that seemingly had already answered it....[full story]

MORE SMOKING BANS IN THE WORKS
Let's face it. Smoking's done. Stick a fork in it....[full story]

SACREBLEU! FRENCH PM TO DECREE BAN ON PUBLIC SMOKING
What is France, anyway, without people smoking everywhere? Just a bunch of paintings and wine and cheese....[full story]

AFAQ AFNOR OFFERS ISO 22000 CERTIFICATION IN N.A.
Now food factories to retailers can be certified to the international standard right here in America....[full story]

Economic Report Electrolux Professional

FER MAGAZINE FORECASTS E&S MANUFACTURER SALES TO GROW 5.7% IN 2007
Despite commodities price problems, 2007 looks like another good year for equipment and supplies markets....[full story]

PURCHASING MAGAZINE SAYS MATERIALS PRICES ARE RISING AGAIN; AUTOQUOTES SAYS SO ARE E&S PRICES
Okay, so is zinc approved for food-contact surfaces?....[full story]

NRA'S PERFORMANCE INDEX DECLINES, BUT HOPE PEEKS FROM EDGES
The good news is that the survey happened before gasoline prices dropped....[full story]

MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS LOOK UP, SLIGHTLY
Tumbling gasoline prices are better than aspirin for fast, fast relief....
[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

SCOTSMAN/ENODIS FACILITY EARNS INDUSTRYWEEK TOP 10 PLANT AWARD
High praise indeed, from a lofty source....[full story]

FCSI HONORS 10 NEW INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS
The best rise to the top in FCSI's recent product voting....[full story]

FIVE FOOD FIRMS AGREE TO HEALTHIER SCHOOL SNACKS
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton has been stumping for better school nutrition. Five major suppliers have stepped up....[full story]

COMPANY HELPS CONSUMERS FIND RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS ONLINE
Like the words in the ZZ Top song, "We're bad, we're nationwide." ....
[full story]

FOODBORNE ILLNESSES DECLINE DESPITE E. COLI OUTBREAK
Yes, food safety programs are working....[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;
Jennifer Jicks, executive editor; and Mike Sherer, contributing editor. Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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