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Thanksgiving Cooking Emergency? Here’s Some Help

Got cooking questions this morning and mom finally left the phone off the hook? Here are a few places to look for help:

The Splendid Table radio program will have a two-hour on-air helpline, starting at 8 a.m. our time. Call 1-800-537-5252. They’ll also host a live online chat at , and will take questions there.

Not sure if that turkey is safe to eat? You can call the USDA Meat and Poultry hotline at 1-888-674-6854. Live people answer the phone. Hours, however, are limited to 8:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m., Eastern Time.

Butterball has a hotline on which you can talk turkey with trained experts. Call 800-288-8372.

For your baking issues, Betty Crocker has tips on their website as well as a hotline 1-800-446-1898.

And then, there’s always 911 for when you accidentally put that frozen turkey in the deep fryer.