Archive for November, 2006

(More) Turkey Hotlines

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

So we covered the Buttterball turkey hotline, the other day, but it turns out that Butterball doesn't corner the market on Turkey Day info via phone.

The Perdue chicken/turkey company has a consumer help line at (800) 473-7383, and Foster Farms offers an automated Turkey Helpline at (800) 255-7227. Reynolds (the aluminum foil company) has a Turkey Tips Hotline at (800) 745-4000 (automated, running 24/7.) And the U.S. Department of Agriculture also offers a Meat and Poultry Hotline, at (888) MPHOTLINE (or:(888) 674-6854).

And if something goes horribly awry with your cranberries, call the Ocean Spray consumer help line at (800) 662-3263.

Poison Hotline

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

Everyone should commit to memory the number of the national poison center hotline number: 1-800-222-1222. There is actually a network of 65 poison centers around the US. When you call that number, you'll be prompted to enter your ZIP code and you'll be connected to your regional hotline.

There's also a hotline for poisoned animals: Kansas State University's College of Vet Med runs an animal poison center hotline at 785-532-5679. If you think your animal has been poisoned, an on-call veterinarian is available to help.

Turkey Cooking Hotline

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

Need to talk turkey? Butterball's free turkey talk-line is available daily (including most weekends) through December 25, at 1-800-BUTTERBALL. During operating hours (8AM CST through 6PM or 8PM CST), live operators are available to help you through prepping and cooking your bird. Outside of those hours, recorded info can guide you. And yes, they're open on Thanksgiving. The complete schedule is here.

Gobble gobble.

Lake Erie Fishing Report

Sunday, November 12th, 2006

A regularly updated recording of fishing conditions at Lake Erie can be reached at 419-625-3187. (Thanks to an anonymous reader for submitting this one.)