Got turkey questions? These places have answers


It's Thanksgiving. The family is arriving and you realize you have no idea what time your turkey needs to hit the oven to be ready for dinner. Don't panic. There are plenty of places you can turn to for help.

Butterball's turkey talk-line 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372)

Butterball's turkey text messages The company says you can, "Text the word 'TURKEY' to 36888 to have weekly turkey tips, thawing reminders, and cooking alerts sent straight to your mobile phone."

Butterball's web forums On November 11, November 18 and November 25, you can go to Butterball.com between the hours of 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST for a Web chat with turkey experts.

USDA Meat & Poultry hot line and Web site (888) 674-6854, www.fsis.usda.gov

Perdue hot line and Web site (800) 473-7383, www.perdue.com

National Turkey Federation www.eatturkey.com