USDA Meat & Poultry Hotline

USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline: Call 1-800-535-4555

USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline is a toll-free telephone service that helps consumers prevent foodborne illness, specifically by answering their questions about safe storage, handling, and preparation of meat and poultry products. The Hotline may be reached by calling:

800-535-4555 (voice), or 800-256-7072 (TDD/TTY).

Callers may speak with a food safety specialist from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, weekdays. Recorded messages are available at all times.