It is important to wash your hands with warm, soapy water before and after handling food.
Keep raw poultry and other meats separated from other ingredients. Wash all dishes touched by raw meat with warm, soapy water before using with other foods.
The safest way to thaw frozen foods is in the refrigerator. For a quicker method, place the food into a sealed bag and submerge in cold water, changing the water every 30 minutes. NEVER thaw frozen meats or poultry in warm water.
These methods refer to cooking inside of an oven until the food is cooked thoroughly. The difference is that roasting refers to proteins and vegetables, while baking usually refers to breads, casseroles, or pastries.