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December 1, 2009








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Foodservice

NEW FDA MODEL FOOD CODE ON THE BOOKS
Forget those “Critical” and “Non-Critical” items you finally memorized. The terminologies, among other things, have changed. ...[full story]

TENNESSEE JUDGE’S RULING MAY START LEGISLATIVE GUNFIGHT
The law says you can carry guns into bars and restaurants. A judge says hold your horses. ...[full story]

EXPANSION OF FDA POWERS A STEP CLOSER TO REALITY
A Senate committee approves proposed legislation that would give FDA some more food-safety clout. ...[full story]

FDA DECIDES OYSTER IS NOT ITS WORLD
Processed vs. raw oysters? FDA backpedals pending more info. ...
[full story]

Economic Report Internorga 2010

By Robin Ashton

FER ADJUSTS 2009 FORECAST UP, 2010 DOWN

A little more over here suggests a little less over there. ...[full story]

E&S LIST-PRICE INCREASES MODERATING, AUTOQUOTES SAYS
Raising prices to offset lower demand only works for the post office, apparently. ...[full story]

MCDONALD’S SAME-STORE SALES GAINS END IN OCTOBER
After a solid six years and three months of rising same-store sales, October falls short by about a Happy Meal. ...[full story]

QSR GROWS UNITS IN U.K.; IRELAND FORECAST BLEAK
Lower site costs spur QSR expansion in U.K., but not in Ireland. ...
[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

MCDONALD’S PLEDGES $2.4 BILLION TO CAPEX
If you’ve got the clout, down markets are a great opportunity to get aggressive. ...[full story]

CHIPOTLE TAKES SOLAR PLUNGE
Here comes the sun. You want barbacoa with that? ...[full story]

ABC HONORS SUPPLIERS
The show is not until May, but early-bird registration has opened. ...
[full story]

NACUFS HOSTS FOODSERVICE DIRECTORS MEETING
Late January. Charleston, S.C. Be there or be rhomboid. ...[full story]

CPK TAKES ITS MENU TO INDIA
California Pizza Kitchen has signed new franchise partners for 15 stores or more. ...[full story]




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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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