USDA Extends Meat and Poultry Safety Hotline Hours for Consumers

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USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has expanded the hours of its Meat and Poultry Hotline and their "Ask Karen" online chat service. Consumers can speak to a hotline food expert at 1-888-674-6854 from 10 AM to 6 PM Eastern time.

This toll-free telephone service, which began July 1, 1985, helps prevent foodborne illness by answering questions about the safe storage, handling, and preparation of meat, poultry, and egg products.USDA FSIS has regulatory authority over all meat and poultry products.