Foodborne Illness Cost Tabulated

A new study by a former U.S. FDA economist estimates the total economic impact of foodborne illness across the nation to be a combined $152 billion annually. The Produce Safety Project, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts at Georgetown University, published the report, Health-Related Costs from Foodborne Illness in the United States.

The report ranks states according to their total costs related to foodborne illness and cost per case for an individual, which is $1,850 on

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