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November 1, 2005








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Regulatory Report APW Wyott Innovations

DON'T MESS WITH NEW CHILD LABOR RULES
Wal-Mart recently forked over more than $134,000 in fines in three states— so be forwarned....[full story]

NO MORE RESIDENTIAL GAS CONNECTORS, NEW NFGC SAYS
I don't smell anything. Do you smell anything?....[full story]

DATABASE MAKES IT EASY TO LOOK UP ENERGY REGS
Alaska to Wyoming, now you can look up state energy standards....
[full story]

U.S. HOUSE PASSES "PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY" BILL
This one wouldn't help you with ADA accessibility, but if the Senate signs off, at least you couldn't be sued for causing obesity. Can we say obesity any more?....[full story]

MANAGERS NOW NEED SAFETY CERTIFICATION IN KY COUNTIES
The Barren River District Health Department, which includes eight Kentucky counties, wants food safety certifications for managers....
[full story

Economic Report Atlas Metal Industries Inc.

TECHNOMIC FORECASTS MODERATING OPERATOR SALES GROWTH IN 2006
Next year's growth will hit about a half-point lower than this year's....
[full story]

BUSINESSES FIND IT EASIER TO RAISE PRICES
Down to one way for awhile, the two-way street is opening both ways again....[full story]

MICHIGAN'S CONSUMER SENTIMENT INDEX HITS 13-YEAR LOW
Gasoline prices, winter heating expenses, rising interest rates leave consumers little to cheer about....[full story]

BUT WALL STREET RALLIES ON HIGHER THAN EXPECTED GDP GROWTH
Commerce Department reported third-quarter growth almost a half-point higher than economists had anticipated....[full story]

Industry Report MUFES '06, Feb. 11-13, 2006

WIN-HOLT BUYS TEXAS CUSTOM METAL WORKS
Looks like a win-win for high-end fabrication.... [full story]

HOSHIZAKI AMERICA TO BUY LANCER CORP.
An ice machine maker and a beverage dispenser company? Sounds like a plan....[full story]

JOHNSON, TORNé NAMED TO FCSI COUNCIL OF FELLOWS
Two top consultants can add another F to their FCSI designations....
[full story]

FOODIE CONNECTION: A DINING GUIDE FOR YOU, BY YOU
Tired of worthless dining guides compiled alphabetically by people who know nothing about food? Sure you are. We know WE are.... [full story]

PARENTS RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERWEIGHT KIDS, BUT RESTAURANTS NOT HELPING
Nobody's absolving the parents, but this study paints food and foodservice companies with an unsympathetic brush too....
[full story]

STUDY SHOWS BIGGER PORTIONS LEAD TO OBESITY—DUH!
Penn State study suggests hunger response isn't as self-regulating as some thought.... [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; Jennifer Hicks, executive editor;
Janice Cha, senior editor; and Mike Sherer, contributing editor. This issue edited by Jennifer Hicks.

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