Afraid you might have undercooked the Thanksgiving turkey? Not sure if your stuffing is safe to eat? Sometimes, you just need some last-minute Thanksgiving meal guidance and having a real person on hand to help can make all the difference.
Here are some toll-free hotlines, all of which are open on Thanksgiving Day and staffed with live experts to answer your pressing holiday food questions.
• U.S. Department of Agriculture Meat and Poultry Hotline
Thanksgiving Day hours: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Food-safety specialists answer all questions related to food preparation and storage.
• Butterball Turkey Talk Line
Thanksgiving Day hours: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time
A team of home economists and nutritionists is on hand to answer your turkey-related questions.
• Perdue Chicken Customer Service Hotline
Thanksgiving Day hours: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Frequently asked questions, tips and other information regarding the company’s poultry products.
• Ocean Spray Consumer Helpline
Thanksgiving Day hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
For questions about fresh cranberries and cranberry sauce.