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Lillian Otieno
Produce Safety Outreach Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

When Lillian Otieno joined the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) as an intern last year, she was assigned an important project—to develop a web-based licensing and food safety information tool. At the time, the project was just an idea on a piece of paper. “The concept was in diagram form and I took the lead from there,” Lillian said. “I started from scratch, and with the help of a great team of subject matter experts, graphic artists and IT support, we built the Food Licensing Wizard.” Innovative Solution for Food Safety Licensing Last winter, with Lillian leading the project with …

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