While you're absolutely correct if you're consuming all of it, that didn't happen NW.
Should have mentioned that I discarded the bacon and in now way would it be safe to eat...however, the dog thought it was delish!
Then if you get the IT, or in this case, the external temp, cross contamination isn't going to happen.
But it's a great reminder.
When I die, my goal is to have a visible smoke ring when the coroner cuts me open for the autopsy.