New estimates put price of US foodborne disease at $15.6 billion per year
CIDRAP NEWS SCAN, Thursday 9 October 2014

Costs associated with foodborne illnesses in the United States total more than $15.6 billion annually, according to a data product released Oct 7 by the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Economic Research Service containing updated estimates. The pathogen associated with the greatest cost is Salmonella, accounting for $3.7 billion each year. Next in order are Toxopasma gondii at $3.3 billion and Listeria at $2.8 billion.

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