Tuesday, December 28, 2010

With Food Safety Bill, U.S. Government Will Spend Nearly $1 Million per Person to Prevent Food-Borne Illness Deaths

The recently-passed Food Safety Modernization Act, which was passed in order to prevent food-borne illness deaths in the USA, will cost $1.4 billion over the first five years. But nobody thinks about the economics of the issue. How many people are we going to save by spending this $1.4 billion, even assuming it works?

To answer that question, let's look at the food illness fatality figures offered by the CDC.'


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