Sanja Ilic,PhD-Assistant Professor and Food Safety State Specialist at OSU. Sanja has been a member of the OSU Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team since 2007. Sanja is located in Columbus, and her focus in her research and extension work is on fresh produce food safety. Sanja works with a diverse group of produce growers including small and medium farmers, plain growers, hydroponic, urban, and minimal processors. Sanja feels that consumption of produce is of critical importance for human health. While other foods have cooking steps as a measure to reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses, fresh produce is consumed raw. Making every effort to produce wholesome, safe fresh produce ultimately leads to saving lives.