Tag Archives: foodborne illness

Number of food recalls and their costs to business and society are rising, finds new Swiss Re publication

Number of food recalls and their costs to business and society are rising, finds new Swiss Re publication Source: Swiss Re Publication finds that the number of recalls per year in the US has almost doubled since 2002 Food contamination costs US health authorities USD 15.6 billion per year; nearly 9 million Americans became sick […]

Preliminary Incidence and Trends of Infection with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food — Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, 10 U.S. Sites, 2006–2014

Preliminary Incidence and Trends of Infection with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food — Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, 10 U.S. Sites, 2006–2014 Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC) Foodborne illnesses represent a substantial, yet largely preventable, health burden in the United States. In 10 U.S. geographic areas, the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network* (FoodNet) […]

Economic Burden of Major Foodborne Illnesses Acquired in the United States

Economic Burden of Major Foodborne Illnesses Acquired in the United States Source: USDA Economic Research Service 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.