I usually take my tongs and set them (the tong part) over the coals for a minute or two. So they get hot. The tongs temperature rises seriously and should post no health issues. If the cooked meat is only going to 160, my tong exposure to 4-500 degree's should take care of the creepy crawlies. Scott
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