Foodservice Equipment Reports Fortnightly

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December 2, 2008

Economic Report:
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MAFSI Barometer Logs Record Decline In Third Quarter
Public E&S Companies See Slight Organic Growth In 3-Q
Searching For Mr. Good News, We Found Some
In Times LikeThese, You Need A Guide Like The FER Forecast for 2008 and '09

Regulatory Report:
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Manitowoc Foodservice
New Grease-Duct Code Soon To Take Effect
NSF Rewrites Food-Shield Standards
Toronto Coffee-Cup Cops Compromise
San Diego Tightens Water Restrictions...
...While Desert Area Just Begins

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In This Section:
BioHitech, Rubbermaid Earn Editorsí Choice Awards
NSF Calls For Nominations
Chipotle, Dunkiní Open Green Stores

This issue's Economic ReportSponsor: Hotelex Shanghai
Regulatory ReportSponsor: Manitowoc Foodservice

Industry Report The NAFEM Show '09

BioHitech, Rubbermaid Earn Editorsí Choice Awards
BioHitech and Rubbermaid Commercial Products were among the 10 winners of the Editorsí Choice Awards, an annual program held during the Intíl. Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show. The show took place Nov. 8-11 in New York.

BioHitech, Secaucus, N.J., won for its GohBio 1001, an onsite food-waste decomposition system that helps reduce a foodservice operationís carbon footprint. And Rubbermaid, Winchester, Va., won kudos for its Safe Ice Handling System, ice transfer tools that promote safe handling and reduce cross-contamination.

The competitionís other categories included dťcor, essentials, luxury, restaurant and technology, plus eco-friendly equivalents for each category. Eleven industry editors judged the entries.


Section sponsored by The NAFEM Show '09

NSF Calls For Nominations
NSF Intíl. has put out the call for nominations for its 2009 Food Safety Leadership Awards Program. The program applauds industry people who have shown outstanding food safety leadership. The awards cover seven categories: education and training, equipment design, packaging, product development, research, system improvement and technology. NSF is also seeking nominations for its special lifetime achievement award. The entry deadline is Jan. 16, 2009. For more information, visit NSF online.

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Chipotle, Dunkiní Open Green Stores
Chipotle Mexican Grill and Dunkin' Donuts have both opened green stores this fall. Chipotle plans to seek LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, certification for its new shop, while the Dunkiní store has already earned its LEED certification.

Green elements at the Chipotle shop in Gurnee, Ill., include Energy Star-rated kitchen equipment, a 6kW wind turbine expected to generate about 10% of the restaurantís electrical power, recycled drywall and barn metal, low-VOC paint, LED lighting, water-efficient plumbing fixtures and a 2,500-gal. underground cistern to capture rainwater for landscaping.

The Dunkiní Donuts store in St. Petersburg, Fla., features insulated concrete foam walls expected to reduce air conditioning use by up to 40%, energy-efficient lighting, motion sensors for restrooms and offices, water-efficient plumbing fixtures, low-flow toilets, and the use of well water for irrigation.

Both stores are expected to serve as models future green construction projects. Chipotle is based in Denver; Dunkiní Donuts is headquartered in Canton, Mass.

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