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In the United States, contaminated food causes 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths annually.
Dr. Sadhana Ravishankar's aim is to contribute towards a significant reduction in illnesses by improving the safety of foods by:
Researching practical solutions, with an emphasis on natural products for the food industry in order to provide safe and wholesome foods for the consumer
Teaching courses on food microbiology and biotechnology
Providing outreach activities engaging producers and communities
Providing microbiology testing services to industry