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Thanksgiving Hotlines: Phone Numbers to Call for Help on Thanksgiving Day


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
(800) 473-7383
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.


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