Source of Article: http://tvnz.co.nz/health-news/food-poisonings-cost-highlighted-2418158
12:53PM Saturday December 13, 2008
Source: Newstalk ZB
The Food Safety Authority has released a report into the cost of foodborne illness to
It puts the cost at around $86 million, mostly from lost productivity when people are absent from work.
Campylobacteriosis, one of the most common acute gastrointestinal illnesses, accounts for around 90% of the cost, even though it only made up around half of reported cases.
The Authority's Public Health Principal Advisor, Dr Donald Campbell, says it highlights the importance of making sure public health is protected.
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