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December 2, 2008








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Foodservice

NEW GREASE-DUCT CODE SOON TO TAKE EFFECT
Take notes, folks: This one will impact a lot of people starting Jan. 1. ...
[full story]

NSF REWRITES FOOD-SHIELD STANDARDS
Okay, itís not exactly as dramatic as blood-spatter patterns on televisionís CSI, but itís pretty dramatic. ...[full story]

TORONTO COFFEE-CUP COPS COMPROMISE
Itís the cups. No, itís Toronto. Well actually, itís the dang plastic lids. ...
[full story]

SAN DIEGO TIGHTENS WATER RESTRICTIONS...
A great conservation program comes up a little short under the pressure of a drought. ...[full story]

...WHILE DESERT AREA JUST BEGINS
Meanwhile, in the tropical rainforests of Palm Springs, some restaurants are voluntarily conserving. But not if they donít want to. ...[full story]

Economic Report Hotelex Shanghai

By Robin Ashton

MAFSI BAROMETER LOGS RECORD DECLINE IN Q3

We knew things were getting tough. MAFSI confirms it. ...[full story]

PUBLIC E&S COMPANIES SEE SLIGHT ORGANIC GROWTH IN Q3
At slightly better than flat, the large publicly held equipment and supplies enterprises once again beat the market. ...[full story]

SEARCHING FOR MR. GOOD NEWS, WE FOUND SOME
Like a broken clock, even a down economy looks okay depending on what you're looking for. ...
[full story]

IN TIMES LIKE THESE, YOU NEED A GUIDE LIKE THE FER FORECAST FOR 2008 and '09
Nothingís for certain these days. But these forecasts can improve your odds. ...[full story]

Industry Report The NAFEM Show '09

BIOHITECH, RUBBERMAID EARN EDITORSí CHOICE AWARDS
Two equipment and supplies products named among winners at New Yorkís Intíl. Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show. ...[full story]

NSF CALLS FOR NOMINATIONS
Yes, itís time to think about NSFís 2009 Food Safety Leadership Awards. ...[full story]

CHIPOTLE, DUNKINí OPEN GREEN STORES
Oneís got LEED certification, and the other is in the process. ...[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; Mike Sherer, senior contributing editor.
Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor

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