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Need some help through the holidays?

These national cooking lines serve up everything from tips on what to do with turkey leftovers to baking better bread. Many offer consumers safe food handling advice and preparation information.

American Diabetic Association’s Consumer Nutrition Information Hotline: 800-366-1655, Call 6 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays.

Betty Crocker/General Mills: 888-275-2388, Call 6 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays.

Butterball Turkey Talk-Line: 800-288-8372, Call 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 4 a.m.-4 p.m. Thanksgiving, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday through Dec. 23, 4 a.m.-1 p.m. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Center for Food Safety &Applied Nutrition: 888-723-3366,

Dole: 800-232-8800, Call 8 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays.

Empire Kosher: 800-367-4734, Call 5-9 a.m. Wednesday. Call 5 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 5 a.m.-noon Fridays. Closed on Jewish and secular holidays.

Fleischmann’s Yeast Baker’s Help Line: 800-777-4959, Call 24 hours daily.

Foster Farms: 800-255-7227, Call 24 hours daily through Nov. 29; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays throughout the year.

Honeysuckle White Turkey Line: 800-810-6325, recording answers to frequently asked turkey preparation questions.

Hormel: 800-523-4635; Call 7 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays.

Jennie-O Turkey Hotline: 800-887-5397, Call 24 hours daily, through Jan. 1, closed Christmas Day.

Land O’Lakes Holiday baking tips:, order a holiday brochure at 800-837-7702.

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association: 800-621-7773; Call 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.

Nestle Beverages: 800-637-8539, Call 5 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

Nestle Toll House Baking Information Line: 800-637-8537, Call 7 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays.

Ocean Spray: 800-662-3263, Call 6 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays, open Thanksgiving, closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Pillsbury: 800-767-4466, Call 6 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays.

Pork Information Bureau: 800-937-7675, Call 24 hours daily.

Reynolds Turkey Tips Line: 800-745-4000, Call 24 hours daily, recorded tips.

Rhodes Bake-N-Serve Toll-Free Bake Line: 800-876-7333, Call 6 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through Dec. 31. Open 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, 6 a.m.-noon Thanksgiving, Friday, Dec. 23 and Christmas Eve. Open 7 a.m.-4 p.m. daily January through October.

Sara Lee Foods, Hillshire Farm and Kahns Meats: 800-351-7111, Call 5 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays.

Shady Brook Farms Turkey Line: 888-723-4468. Call 24 hours daily, recorded tips.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Meat and Poultry hotline: 888-674-6854, Hours: 7 a.m.- p.m. weekdays, 5-11 a.m. Thanksgiving, closed Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

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