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Cost of Foodborne Illness Report Coverage

A final recap of media coverage from the release of the Cost of Foodborne Illness report, covered by hundreds of newspapers and online outlets, as well as over 256 broadcast stations.

NATIONAL PRINT:
Study: Food-borne illnesses cost US $152 billion
By Shannon Dininny, Associated Press, March 3, 2010

Also picked up in: 
The Boston Globe
Mother Nature Network

USA pays price for food-borne illness: $152B a year
By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, March 3, 2010

Also picked up in:
The Courier Journal, KY
Financial News USA
WBIR-TV, ABC, TN

Cost of food-borne illnesses is deemed much higher than earlier estimates
By Andrew Zajac and P.J. Huffstutter, The Los Angeles Times, March 3, 2010

Also picked up in:
The Dubuque Telegraph Herald, IA

Putting a Price Tag on Food Unsafety
By Bryan Walsh, TIME, March 3, 2010

Foodborne illness costs U.S. $152 billion annually: study
By Christopher Doering, Reuters, March 3, 2010

Also picked up in:
ABC News
The Macon Daily, GA
The National Post, Canada
The Edmonton Journal, Canada

Food-borne Illnesses in U.S. Cost $152B Annually
By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay, March 3, 2010

Also picked up in:
Business Week
U.S. News & World Reports
Discovery Health Blog

Protect Yourself And Family From Food-Borne Illness
By Dr. Elaine Schattner, The Huffington Post, March 5, 2010

STATE PRINT:
Arizona

Food ills spur calls for more U.S. oversight
By Ginger Rough, The Arizona Republic, AZ, March 3, 2010

Staggering Costs of Foodborne Illness in Arizona and Beyond
By Karyn Zoldan, Tucson Citizen, AZ, March 2, 2010

Connecticut

Report: Cost of foodborne illness high to state, nation
By Amanda Cuda, The Connecticut Post, March 3, 2010

Report: Each Year, Illnesses Cost Nation $152B And State $1.9B
By Arielle Levin Becker, The Hartford Courant, CT, March 3, 2010

Florida

Foodborne illnesses in Florida cost $727 million in medical
By Bob LaMendola, Florida Sun Sentinel, FL, March 3, 2010

Study: Food-borne illnesses cost Florida $10 billion annually
By Mary Shedden, The Tampa Tribune, FL, March 3, 2010

Ways to keep food-borne illnesses at bay
By Leticia Stein, St. Petersburg Times, FL, March 8, 2010

Georgia

Georgia ranks high for foodborne illness
By Craig Schneider, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, GA, March 3, 2010

Hawaii

Isles No. 1 in foodborne illness costs
Staff, The Honolulu Advertiser, March 5, 2010

Indiana

Food-borne illnesses taking a toll on Hoosiers’ health, pocketbooks
By Dan Denny, The Herald Times, IN, March 4, 2010

Experiences prompt increase in food-safety vigilance
By Shari Rudavsky, The Indianapolis Star, IN, March 4, 2010

Kentucky

Foodborne illnesses cost state $1.9 billion annually
By Jim Warren, The Lexington Herald, KY, March 3, 2010

Missouri

The soaring cost of food-borne illness
By Georgina Gustin, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, MO, March 3, 2010

Minnesota

Eating as an act of trust
Editorial, The Minnesota Daily, MN, March 9, 2010

Ohio

Study ranks Ohio 7th in the nation for health-care costs related to food-borne illnesses
By Kaye Spector, The Plain Dealer, OH, March 3, 2010

Report: Health-related costs from foodborne illness have been understated
Carl E. Feather, The Star Beacon, OH, March 3, 2010

Oregon

Study: Foodborne illness costs Oregon $1.8 billion a year
By Andy Dworkin, The Oregonian, OR, March 2, 2010

Utah

Utah tab for food-borne illness nears $1.2 billion
By Carrie A. Moore, Deseret News, UT, March 4, 2010

Washington

Risky business - food poisoning costs Americans $152 billion annually
By Rita Hibbard, Seattle Post Globe, WA, March 3, 2010