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Holiday Food Safety

Let’s Talk Turkey

Tips for handling turkey safely from USDA

The US Department of Agriculture is available for information about food safety(in English and Spanish). Call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or TTY 1-800-256-7072, 10 AM – 4 PM Eastern time, Monday through Friday. After hours, you can find help by checking out the FAQs (frequently asked questions).

“Ask Karen” is a web-based automated response system available 24/7 at USDA.

Turkey Talk-Line information:

The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line is open annually in November and December.

Phone number: 1-800-BUTTERBALL (800-288-8372) or online at: