First some turkey helpThere are several easy ways to get help with the bird.
First Butterball is again offering their Turkey Talk-Line® that has been around for 29 years but some of you young ones out there many not have heard of them. They offer LIVE help just a phone call away. Phone number is 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372). Nov. 1 through Dec. 28, weekdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST; Thanksgiving Day, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST; Nov. 24 to Dec. 25, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST. Their web link is http://www.butterball.com/tips-how-tos/turkey-experts/overview.
Second The USDA has a excellent web page at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/FACTSheets/Lets_Talk_Turkey/index.asp . In addition there is the Meat and Poultry hotline at that is at (888) 674-6854 from 10a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. It is closed weekends and holidays, except Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving hours are 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Eastern Time.
Remember that the safe internal temperature for all poultry is 165. This MUST be check with a thermometer.
Other miscellaneous but interesting hotlines
- Reynolds Turkey Tips Line(800) 745-4000 Open through December 31, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I guess if you need help with your foil... HA HA... I'm sure they are helpful but it's hard to resist.
- For pumpkin pie help Libby Consumer Hot Line: 1-800-854-0374
- Crisco Pie Hotline (877) 367-7438 toll-free.