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December 7, 2004








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Regulatory ReportSponsored by Hatco Corp.

SOCAL CHARBROILERS OFF HOOK FOR NOW
The South Coast Air Quality Management District is giving up on under-fired charbroiler emissions—for the moment. ... [full story]

CHICAGO VENTILATION CODES GO ‘BACK TO FUTURE’
Timing is everything—even in publication of mechanical codes. ... [full story]

SMOKING BANS? BUT WAIT. THIS TIME IT’S THE U.K.
Bangers and mash are smashing, but nix on the stix, boyo. ... [full story]

IMC ’06 TO REFLECT ASHRAE 154
Good news for all you folks working with kitchen ventilation. ... [full story]

INDIANA, WISCONSIN ADOPT NEW FOOD CODES
Hot-food holding temps, handwashing water temps and more ... [full story]

Economic ReportSponsored by ES3

NOVEMBER JOBS GROWTH WEAKER THAN EXPECTED
Jobs growth came in at a weak 112,000 for November, with September and October numbers revised downward. ...[full story]

NRA’s PERFORMANCE INDEX RISES; E&S INDICATORS AGREE
If two months a trend makes, we’re good. ...[full story]

BLUE CHIP ECONOMISTS STAND WITH FORECASTS, PREDICT RISING INTEREST RATES
Leading economists surveyed by Blue Chip Economic Indicators have stuck with their pre-election forecasts. ... [full story]

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE MEASURES MIXED, 3Q GDP ESTIMATE BOOSTED
Consumers remain realistic, or perhaps flexible, about their economic expectations. … [full story]

Industry ReportSponsored by Atlas Metal Industries Inc.

SPEED-OVEN ROLLOUT MAKES SUBWAY HOT TO TROT
Ready, set…toast! That’s the word at Subway shops. ... [full story]

NSF WANTS YOU TO NOMINATE FOOD SAFETY LEADERS
Wash your hands and then fill out this ballot. ... [full story]

IN ONTARIO ‘A’ STANDS FOR ACCESSIBILITY
The "A" word—as in Accessibility for the disabled—has the attention of restaurant chain operators in Ontario, Canada. ... [full story]

SKINNER STEPS UP AS MCCEO AT MCDONALD’S
It’s been a turbulent year in McDonald's land. ... [full story]

L&L HAWAIIAN BARBECUE TO SPREAD ALOHA TASTE
Say "aloha" to L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, the Honolulu-based ... [full story]

FRIMA/RATIONAL TAKES TOP APRIA AWARD
Technological innovation took center stage. ... [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;
Janice Cha, senior editor; Allison Clark, associate editor; and Mike Sherer, contributing editor.
Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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