Foodservice Equipment Reports Fortnightly

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October 26, 2004

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Regulatory ReportSponsored by Hatco Corp.

Michigan Web Site Spells Out Hood Recommendations
Now you have a handy online starting point for figuring out hood requirements in Michigan…[full story]

Fire Inspection Fees Loom For Duluth Restaurants
Duluth, Minn., operators will take a new hit in the wallet, but… [full story]

Water Meters On Tap For Sacramento Area
Yes, volume-based water pricing is coming to operators who don’t even have meters, so… [full story]

New Mexico Water Costs More Coming And Going
Funny thing about deserts: They’re flood prone. And flood control is expensive…. [full story]

New Jersey May Adopt Left Coast Energy Standards
A proposed New Jersey bill mandating energy standards will impact, among many other things, refrigeration….[full story]

Economic ReportSponsored by MAECO

Battered By Soaring Costs, Manufacturers Eye Price Increases
Some manufacturers of foodservice equipment and supplies will seek price increases of 5% or more….[full story]

AutoQuotes Data Shows "Blended" List Prices Increased 4.72% May '03 To Oct. '04
If you think you’re seeing higher equipment and supplies prices, you’re right….[full story]

Economists Begin To Worry About High Oil Prices
Leading economists polled by Blue Chip Economic Indicators are growing increasingly concerned….[full story]

Industry ReportSponsored by Atlas Metal Industries Inc.

Robertshaw Recalls TS-11 Thermal Safety Control Valve
Attention, attenzione, achtung: If you’re using a recently produced Robertshaw TC-11…[full story]

Don’t Be A ‘Girlie-Buyer’ In California
Stop crying about costs, put your hanky away and go to this Web site listing California rebates….[full story]

Training Trims Food Safety Violations
Drum roll, please. Researchers have proven that restaurants running formal food safety programs are indeed safer….[full story]

RFID Boot Camps Kick Off
No, an RFID won’t eat your roses. Find out what it will do at a series of local conferences….[full story]

Gill Group Contract Division Opens Four New Offices
The Crofton, Md., based division suddenly has four branch offices…[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 Sher.
Editing by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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