Marinade Safety

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.