“It is estimated that the yearly foodborne illness burden in the UK is £1.5 billion resulting from a million people ill with 20,000 receiving hospital treatment and around 500 deaths. In Australia, among a population of about 19.7 million, there are an estimated 5.4 million cases of foodborne gastroenteritis each year. The cost of foodborne illness in Australia and New Zealand, has been estimated at $1.289 billion and $86 million USD respectively per year. In Europe, the annual cost of foodborne illness was estimated to be $171 million USD”.
Excerpt from the article of Dr. Manny Garcia “Economic Impact of Global Food Safety in our Business… a second serving”.
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