Handle raw meat and poultry safely.
Always thaw and marinate meat in the fridge, not on the countertop.
Don’t rinse raw poultry such as turkey or chicken before cooking. You’re more likely to splatter harmful germs around your sink and beyond than you are to wash them away.
Cutting boards, dishes, knives and utensils that have touched raw meat should be washed with hot, soapy water before be used with other foods.