Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

1997

Journal or Book Title

Advancing the Consumer Interest

Volume

9

Issue

2

First Page or Article ID Number

13

Last Page

17

Abstract

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that "food­ borne disease remams one of the most common and important cases of illness and deaths" (Harman, et al., 1991). According to researchers at CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 6.5 million to 33 million illnesses and up to 9,000 deaths may occur each year from foodborne pathogens (namely, bactena, parasites, virus­ es, and fungi). For just the few foodborne bacterial and parasitic diseases for which there are cost estimates, medical costs, and lost productivity cost society $6.5 to $35 bil­ lion annually (Buzby and Roberts, 1996).

Comments

This is an article from Advancing the Consumer Interest 9 (1997): 13.

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Language

en

File Format

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