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Turkey Help

November 15, 2000

Here are some toll-free phone lines and Web sites.

Agriculture Department's Meat and Poultry Hotline: (800) 535-4555.

Personal assistance with meat and poultry preparation and cooking questions available year-round 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday; recorded information available 24 hours.

Butterball Turkey Talk-Line: (800) 323-4848.

Home economists and nutritionists answer questions in English or Spanish through Dec. 22. Hours for November are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; also 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. the weekend before Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving Day hours: 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. Automated information after hours. Web site at

Foster Farms Turkey Help-Line: (800) 255-7227.

Cooking and carving tips, food safety and recipes from operators 24 hours a day starting Thursday through Nov. 27. The rest of the year, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Web site at

Empire Kosher poultry consumer line: (800) 367-4734.

Representatives available 4 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 a.m. to noon Friday. Web site is

Land O'Lakes Holiday Bakeline: (800) 782-9606.

Baking experts answer questions and offer help with ingredients 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Web site is

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