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Q How can I get information on the safe preparation and handling of a Thanksgiving turkey?
Call the USDA Meat & Poultry Hotline at (888) 674-6854 on weekdays. The hotline is even open on Thanksgiving from 8:00AM to 2:00 PM (but closed on all other federal holidays). See also Let's Talk Turkey—A Consumer Guide to Safely Roasting a Turkey on the USDA website.