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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There are many important steps to take to ensure your food or product is properly stored. All potentially hazardous, ready-to-eat food stored in refrigeration should be discarded if not used within seven days of preparation. All potentially hazardous, ready-to-eat food should be labeled with the date it should be sold, consumed or discarded. Discard any food that has passed its use-by date. Produce should not be washed prior to storage.