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This would only help if there was no nasties already on the outside of the meat.
The way to do it is Smoke the meat for a few hours, then sterilize your probe (I use alcohol wipes), and put it in. Now there are no nasties on the probe, and no nasties on the outside of the meat waiting to be pushed in.