Foodborne Illness Costs Americans $152 Billion a Year

 

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“Gaps in our food-safety system are causing significant health and economic impacts.”

A new study by a former FDA economist reports that foodborne illness costs America $ 152 Billion annually, the cost of 76 million cases of food related illness, 5,000 deaths, and 325,000 hospitalizations. The study, Health-Related Costs from Foodborne Illness in the United States calls for new strong regulation:

 

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