Turkey Hotlines

Yeah, I stole these from press releases. But if you need them, they’re here. If you need help in making T-Giving dinner tomorrow, give one of the folks listed below a call.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Meat and Poultry Hotline: Food-safety specialists answer calls about meat and poultry preparation and cooking questions, year-round Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thanksgiving Day).

Recorded information available 24 hours a day at the same number. Also available in Spanish.

Call 888-674-6854 or go online to www.fsis.usda.gov

Butterball Turkey Talk-Line: Home economists and nutritionists answer holiday cooks’ questions, in both English and Spanish. Callers can request a free pamphlet with safety and cooking tips and recipes.

Today, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tomorrow, 4 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nov. 26 to Dec. 23, weekdays, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dec. 24 to Dec. 25, 4 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dec. 26, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Automated assistance available outside the above hours and all year long.

Call 800-288-8372 or go online to www.butterball.com

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