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Let’s consider some statistics on the economic cost of foodborne illness in the United States, such as medical expenses and deaths, along with lost wages and economic productivity. A 2014 estimate from the U.S. Department of Agriculture placed the indirect and direct costs associated with illnesses caused by major foodborne pathogens at $15.6 billion per year. A more recent estimate from Ohio State University that covered all causes of foodborne illness, not just illness from the major foodborne pathogens, was at least $55.5 billion. And what about costs associated with food recalls? In 2012, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Food Marketing Institute estimated that the average cost for a food recall in the United States was $10 million.
Knowing that many in the food industry look at regulations as something that costs them money– money that could be invested instead in such areas as product innovation, facility upgrades, marketing, or other profit-generating components of the company– I want to focus here as well on the growth-generating potential of food safety regulations. Since assuming the role of deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2016, I’ve had numerous occasions to speak publicly about food safety. On one of these occasions, I was part of a panel asked to address this topic: Taking food safety from risk management to growth generator.