Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-140) 59 pp

May 2015

Economic Burden of Major Foodborne Illnesses Acquired in the United States

Each year, 1 in 6 people in the United States is sickened by a foodborne illness acquired in the States. ERS provides an overview of recent estimates of the economic burden imposed annually by 15 leading foodborne pathogens.

Keywords: Foodborne illness, cost of foodborne illness, economic burden of foodborne illness, health valuation, food safety, willingness to pay

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Last updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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