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This interesting article was posted in the Denver Post today and also online:
Of the food pathogens that cost society the most money — in terms of medical care, lost days of work, long-term chronic health problems and deaths — half are found in poultry, pork, beef and other meat products, a new study has found.
The food contaminant that causes the most economic damage is campylobacter in poultry, which sickens more than 600,000 people and costs society $1.3 billion a year, the study found. In second place is toxoplasma in pork; that parasite poses a particular danger for pregnant women and costs an estimated $1.2 billion a year. Listeria in deli meats was ranked third, at a cost of $1.1 billion a year.
The study was done by researchers at the University of Florida's Emerging Pathogens Institute.
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