It's fine to taste food to see if it is still good.
When preparing meat, it's best to put cooked meat on a new plate.
It's fine to thaw food on the counter.
You should wash meat and poultry before cooking.
It's better to refrigerate promptly rather than letting food completely cool on the counter-top for a couple hours.
It's ok to have a bite of raw cookie dough.
It's best to marinate meat or seafood in the refrigerator.
You should wash your hands frequently, while cooking.