Marinate Meats Safely!
- Always marinate meat, poultry and fish in a covered container in the refrigerator.
- Do not marinate more than 24 hours.
- Discard any leftover marinade.
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Sauce that is used to marinate raw meat, poultry, or seafood should not be used on cooked foods, unless it is boiled before applying. The raw meat, poultry, or seafood may have illness-causing bacteria present on the surface, which could contaminate the marinade. Bringing the marinade to a rolling boil will kill any pathogens that may be present.