The Economic Impacts
E. coli O157 Risk Reduction: Economic Benefit to Canada
The annual impact of foodborne illness on the Canadian economy caused by E. coli O157:H7 is significant. The 2007 study conducted by the Guelph, Ontario-based George Morris Centre has been updated and includes new information. This analysis examines costs associated with foodborne illness related to E. coli O157:H7 in Canada, estimated to be $21 million per year.
This is based on, and includes, costs for the following:
In addition to the above costs, the impact of controlling the prevalence of this organism in our environment has been estimated to be in excess of $82 million per year. This estimate is based on: