Marinate Meats Safely!

Meat, poultry and fish are sometimes soaked in a mixture of vinegar or wine and oil with various spices and herbs before cooking. The uncooked meat in the marinade is highly perishable.

Here are guidelines to 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.

  • Article History
    • Revision Date: 6/22/2010

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It's safe to bite when the temperature is right

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The only way to know food has been cooked to a safe internal temperature is to use a food thermometer. Fortunately, thermometers are high-tech and easy to use. Research shows that while cooking by "color" is frequently done, it can be misleading. Correct use of the right thermometer provides confidence that foods are adequately cooked, resulting in a safe, delicious meal.

Source: United States Department of Agriculture

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