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Title Foodborne disease in OECD countries : present state and economic costs
Published Paris : OECD ; Geneva : World Health Organization, 2003
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Contents PART I. PRESENT STATE OF FOODBORNE DISEASE IN OECD COUNTRIES -- Introduction -- What is Known -- Severity of Foodborne Disease -- Present State of Foodborne Disease in OECD Countries -- Increase in Reported Foodborne Disease Incidences -- Success in Foodborne Disease Reduction -- What is Not Known -- The Extent of the Foodborne Disease Burden -- Disease Attrributable to Specific Food Commodities -- FBD of Unknown Etiology -- Summary -- Annex I.1. Tables -- Bibliography -- PART II. ECONOMIC COSTS OF FOODBORNE DISEASE IN OECD COUNTRIES -- Introduction -- Approaches to Measuring the Economic Costs of Foodborne Disease -- Cost-of-Illness Approach -- Willingness to Pay Approach -- Comparing COI and WTP Approaches -- Empirical Estimates of the Economic Costs of Foodborne Disease -- Additional Economic Considerations of Foodborne Disease -- The Cost of Eradication -- Litigation Costs -- Product Recalland Market Impact -- The Impact of the Value of Firms -- Summary -- Annex II. 1. Measuring the changes in Consumer Welfare -- Bibliography
Summary Foodborne disease caused by microbiological hazards and chemical contaminants continues to be a growing public health concern. Economic costs associated with foodborne disease represent a significant economic burden on consumers, the food industry and governments. This report provides information on the incidence and costs of foodborne disease. There is a need to improve interdisciplinary approaches so that a better understanding of public health issues, including their economic consequences, will allow policy makers to design appropriate prevention strategies to lower the risk
Notes Part 1 prepared by J. Rocourt, G. Moy, K. Vierk and J. Schlundt; Part 2 prepared by Richard Tiffin
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Communicable diseases -- Prevention.
Communicable diseases -- Transmission.
Food contamination.
Food handling.
Food industry and trade -- Safety measures.
Foodborne diseases -- Prevention.
Health education.
Form Electronic book
Author Moy, Gerald.
Rocourt, Jocelyne.
Schlundt, Jørgen.
Tiffin, Richard.
Vierk, Katherine A.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
World Health Organization.
ISBN 9264105360
9264105387
9789264105362
9789264105386