I'm smoke'n a tri-tip that has been in fridge for a while. As I was prep'n it, I got to think'n about sanitation. I am no where near "clean". I clean my smoker, tools, etc. But I don't think I'm even close to pass'n an inspection. I also don't worry. I'm not a big fan of 0% bacteria. I do believe that by being exposed to certain bacteria that you build immunities. I believe by now I should be immune to just about everything . I could get really in deep w/this subject. But want to keep it simple. My question is: How clean is your "area"? Incl. all things dealing w/your smokes......ie smoker, prep area, gloves, tongs, scrub brushes, foil, knives, cutting boards, and plates. Do you worry much? I sure don't.