foodborne illness cost

Researchers from The Ohio State University have conducted a study on the attribution, burden and economic costs of foodborne illnesses associated with leafy greens in the United States. The study, led by Xuerui Yang and Robert Scharff, sheds light on the impact of leafy greens on public health and the

Continue Reading Study finds leafy greens responsible for significant portion of U.S. foodborne illnesses and costs

The impact of unsafe food costs low- and middle-income economies about $110 billion in lost productivity and medical expenses each year, according to the World Bank.

The study, supported by the United States Food and Drug Administration, found some costs could be avoided through practical and often low-cost behavior and
Continue Reading Unsafe food in LMICs costs $110 billion a year – World Bank

Scharff-Cost-Per-CaseA new study out of Ohio State University estimates the costs of foodborne illness on a state-by-state basis. Economist and associate professor of human sciences, Robert Scharff, found that, by conservative estimates, the average cost of illness per case ranges from $888 in West Virginia to $1,766 in Washington, D.C.
Continue Reading State-By-State Estimates of Foodborne Illness Can Inform Interventions

New data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Economic Research Service attempt to put a price on the cost of major foodborne illnesses in the United States. Rather than interpreting the data, USDA’s economic unit has released spreadsheets for 15 major pathogens in the U.S. that are together responsible
Continue Reading USDA: U.S. Foodborne Illnesses Cost More Than $15.6 Billion Annually