3 Helpful Hotlines
Food question? Here, numbers to call when your pie crust cracks or your turkey’s still frozen.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Meat and Poultry Hotline: 888-674-6854. Food-safety specialists answer all questions related to food preparation and storage from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. eastern standard time (EST) Monday through Friday all year long and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The hotline is closed on all other Federal government holidays.
Butterball Turkey-Talk Line: 800-288-8372. A team of home economists and nutritionists is there to answer bird-related questions from November 1 to November 22 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. central standard time. November 23 and 24 hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., while November 25 to November 27 hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Hours on Thanksgiving Day are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. From November 29 to December 23, the hotline is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Christmas Eve, hours are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The hotline is closed on Christmas. Or log on to Butterball.com to get cooking tips from the Turkey Talk-Line experts.
The Crisco Pie Hotline: 877-367-7438. Get advice from a National Pie Championship winner, among other pie pros, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST. (Monday
– Friday) Hours are extended, to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., November 12 to November 21 and from December 10 to December 21.