Study ranks top foodborne pathogens

Research examines which illnesses carry the most the costs

A new study from the University of Florida urged the foodservice industry to step up safety efforts as it ranked the riskiest combinations of food and illness-causing pathogens.

The study, “Ranking the Risks: The 10 Pathogen-Food Combi¬nations with the Greatest Burden on Public Health,” was released Thursday by the school’s Emerging Pathogens Institute in Gainesville, Fla. It lists estimates of the number of illnesses and of the costs and overall public health tol

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