Elizabeth Weise of USA Today again shows how the Nation’s Paper does a great job of covering Food Safety issues. According to her story this morning, “Food-borne illnesses cost the United States $152 billion a year, a tab that works out to an average cost of $1,850 each time someone gets sick from food, a report by a former Food and Drug Administration economist says.”  “A lot of people don’t realize how expensive food-borne illnesses are,” says Robert Scharff, a former FDA regulatory economist and now a professor of consumer science at Ohio State University. “It’s important for the public to understand the size of this problem.”