Also, the very best way to defrost meat is in a bowl in the sink with cool water, leave the faucet on over it to agitate it. Remember... cool water, not hot. Learned this in my sanitation management class, it works wonderfully but takes time. Definitly for those who plan ahead a bit. Also, not that eco friendly... but a lot of food sanitation rules really are not.
I also learned that an open package of hotdogs is only considered good for a mere week after opening. Freeze those suckers!
If you are really concerned with food health though, proper handwashing is #1!!!!