USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline

United States Department of Agriculture

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Description of ServiceBooklets & phone service for questions about meat and poultry, such as:
- Safe food handling
- Prevention of food-borne illnesses
- Labeling of meat and poultry products
- Recorded messages on a variety of topics (2-3 minutes each in length)
1. Safe cooking methods and safe use of cooking equipment
2. Information on preparing specific meat and poultry products
3. Food storage, freezing and refrigeration
4. Handling and serving food at home and away
5. Food-borne bacteria or illnesses
6. Recalls, advisories and agency news
7. Problems related to power failure or natural disaster
8. Labeling and nutrition of meat and poultry products
Geographical AreaAdams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York
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Client Information
Languages SpokenSpanish
EligibilityOpen to anyone
Hours of Operation 24/7
Contact Information
Contact's Phone 888-674-6854
Physical Site Address 1 1400 Independence Avenue., S.W.
Physical Site City, State, Zip Washington, DC 20250
Main Phone 888-674-6854
Other Phone 800-535-4555
Service Location Email
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: United States Department of Agriculture
Affiliated Program: United States Department of Agriculture
This Service: USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Food Safety Standards (DF-8000.1600-200)