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October 20, 2009








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Foodservice

MENU LABELING, FAST-FOOD BANS NOT HELPING, STUDIES SAY
Surprise! Neither calorie labels nor bans on quick-service expansion are making any fat melt away. ...[full story]

ALABAMA'S FOOD-CODE CHANGES IN JANUARY
Among the changes: requirement for food-safety certified managers on duty and lower cold-holding temps. ...[full story]

FIRST TOAST, NOW CHICKEN IN LATEST CANCER SCARE
Well, as comedian Steve Martin might say, excu-u-u-se us for eating. ...
[full story]

CORNELL MAKES SENSE OF WAGE-AND-HOUR LAWS
With labor and wage standards varying all over the place, how can you keep them all straight? Cornell has something for you. ...[full story]

NEW ZEALAND PLANS FOOD-CODE OVERHAUL
For most foodservice operators, the applicable standard will be similar to the U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration's Model Food Code. ...[full story]

Economic Report FER Forecast Webinar

By Robin Ashton

ONLY TWO WEEKS UNTIL FER E&S MARKET FORECAST WEBINAR NOV. 4

Remember that story about one sightless man feeling a leg and thinking it's a tree while another feels a trunk and thinks it's a snake? Wouldn't you like to put the pieces together and understand it's an elephant? . ...[full story]

PURCHASING FORECASTS COMMODITY PRICES TO RISE OFF RECESSIONARY LOWS
The drop in prices couldn't last forever. ...[full story]

ECON FORECASTS IMPROVE, BUT NOT FOR SPENDING, EMPLOYMENT
The recession, as measured by GDP, may be over. But disposable income and personal consumption are tied to employment. ...[full story]

STATE TAX REVENUES PLUNGED RECORD 16.6% IN Q2
Public-funding projects will feel it. ...[full story]

Industry Report Internorga 2010

NRA SEEKS KITCHEN INNOVATION NOMINEES
Game-changing technology? Innovative equipment? Sign up now. ...
[full story]

MAFSI ANNOUNCES NEW OFFICERS, HONORS MEMBERS
John Hoskinson, Michael Turetzky and Danny Collins take new executive positions; Neville Jeens, Robin Ashton and Terry Hoelle recognized for contributions. ...[full story]

DARDEN GOES FOR LEED GOLD WITH NEW HEADQUARTERS
The new HQ would be the largest LEED Gold New Construction building in Florida. ...[full story]

BURGER KING 20/20 REDESIGN TAKES OFF
The King's new 'do pays off with record sales at the Schiphol Airport facility. ...[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; Mike Sherer, senior contributing editor; Jan Sellers Ashton, contributing editor. Edited by Ward.

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