I've always been particular about food safety. Nothing over the top, just making sure that my stuff is refrigerated properly after getting it home from the store and being conscious of use-by-dates. I've always been like this, not just since I've been pregnant. Maybe it comes from living in a hot climate? where things can go bad very quickly if they're not kept cool.
I don't leave milk out on the counter and I write the date I opened things such as yoghurt or cream. And, I defrost meats in the fridge, not on the sink.
Why then, when I go to other people's houses, do I see them getting their bbq meats out of the freezer hours in advance and then leaving them to defrost on the countertop or getting a birthday cake from the market with fresh cream in the morning, and leaving it on the counter on a hot day and eating it for dessert?
Do I need to loosen up?