The cost of the salmonella outbreak so far:
The 943 reported cases are nationwide, requiring at least 130 hospitalizations since mid-April after the first salmonella illnesses appeared, the FDA said Saturday.Part of the cost of the response:
The U.S. tomato industry has taken a $100 million hit as restaurants temporarily dropped tomatoes from their menus, and farmers have had to plow under their fields or leave crops to rot in packinghouses. Mexico has not calculated its losses.Just looking at the cost to American farmers, that amounts to about $770,000 per hospitalization. Worth it?