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- The estimated annual cost for foodborne illness in the United States is $152 billion.
Pew Produce Safety Project
- Salmonella infection results in $365M in annual medical costs.
- Norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne illness, accounting for 5.5M cases a year.
- “Everybody is at risk in one way or another because we all eat food.”
David Goldman, MD
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
The high cost of food poisoning.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that about 48 million Americans (that’s one in six people) get food poisoning each year. While most cases aren’t serious, 128,000 people are hospitalized each year, and illness from just one strain of e-coli results in an estimated 24,000 lost work days each year.
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