News Releases and Statements

National Turkey Federation's most current news releases are listed first on this page.  
For prior years, visit the News Archives.

We also welcome the opportunity to talk with you or to arrange an interview.

Email NTF’s Communications Department or call us at 202.898.1000.

Tuesday, April 1, 2003 - 19:03

 

CONTACT: Sherrie Rosenblatt
Director of Public Relations
202-898-0100 x233
E-mail: srosenblatt@turkeyfed.org

 


Springtime marks the celebration of "June is Turkey Lovers'® Month," and it's the perfect opportunity to blend two of America's favorite summer treats-turkey and grilling. Last year, Americans ate 18 pounds of turkey per person and fired up their grills more than three billion times as grilling and turkey came together to make...

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 - 00:00

 

CONTACT: Sherrie Rosenblatt
Director of Public Relations
202-898-0100 x233
E-mail: srosenblatt@turkeyfed.org

 


Americans are busier than ever and are looking for quick dinners that taste grate. Time is at a premium, but who wants to sacrifice delicious meals? The temptation to stop for restaurant take-out meals is overwhelming. However, it is also expensive.

"The current trend shows time-starved consumers searching for meal...

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Thursday, August 1, 2002 - 20:03

 

CONTACT: Sherrie Rosenblatt
Director of Public Relations
202-898-0100 x233
E-mail: srosenblatt@turkeyfed.org

 

For the 92 percent of Americans serving 45 million turkeys at Thanksgiving, the National Turkey Federation's (NTF) www.eatturkey.com is the place to go for a virtual encyclopedia of cooking and preparation tips for their holiday meal. For those looking to break with tradition,...

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Saturday, December 1, 2001 - 19:03

 

CONTACT: Sherrie Rosenblatt
Director of Public Relations
202-898-0100 x233
E-mail: srosenblatt@turkeyfed.org

 

If you had the opportunity to teach your child language skills, science, nutrition, math, art, social studies, safety and courtesy in a fun, easy way that would increase their confidence and independence, would you take advantage of it? That opportunity has arrived in the form of easy, nutritious turkey recipes!

Cooking with your...

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Saturday, December 1, 2001 - 19:03


CONTACT: Sherrie Rosenblatt
Director of Public Relations
202-898-0100 x233
E-mail: srosenblatt@turkeyfed.org


The relationship between what we eat and how we feel has long been the topic of research, experimentation and speculation. No doubt early medicine men and primitive doctors saw that some foods made people feel better and behave differently. Fortunately, we have come a long way since those days of trial and error medicine and can now plan our meals to enhance our mood and performance. 

Regular sleep, exercise and proper diet can...
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Saturday, December 1, 2001 - 19:03

 

CONTACT: Sherrie Rosenblatt
Director of Public Relations
202-898-0100 x233
E-mail: srosenblatt@turkeyfed.org

 

After the traditional golden roasted turkey presentation at Thanksgiving, turn the tables and offer Italian cuisine for quick and easy entertaining or family dinners. Turkey combines well with the mild flavors of polenta and pasta and are time-honored combinations that have enriched the Italian diet for several centuries. Recipes that...

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Saturday, December 1, 2001 - 19:03

Whether purchasing a fresh or frozen turkey, consumers can be confident they are buying a quality product. The decision of which to purchase is based on personal preference in price and convenience. Oven-ready fresh and frozen birds are tucked into snug, air and water resistant plastic wraps immediately following processing. Air is removed as bags are sealed and shrunk so they fit the turkey almost as tightly as its own skin.

Frozen turkeys are flash frozen immediately after processing to 0 degrees F or below and held at that temperature until packaged. The meat, once defrosted, is...

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Saturday, December 1, 2001 - 19:03

Following proper storage procedures is important for food safety and to maintain the best quality of the turkey.

When you return from the grocery with raw turkey, place it in the original wrapper in the refrigerator; a hard-chilled turkey should not be placed in the freezer. If the turkey is frozen and the thawing process does not need to begin, store in the freezer.

 

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Storage of Raw Turkey
 
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Saturday, December 1, 2001 - 19:03

Turkeys can be thawed using one of three methods, but the most fool proof is in the refrigerator. The key to this method is to plan ahead and allow approximately 24 hours for every four to five pounds of bird weight for thawing in the refrigerator. This method is the safest and will result in the best finished product. Place the bird, in the original wrapping, on a shallow baking sheet in the refrigerator. The following chart provides good guidelines for thawing times.

 

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Saturday, December 1, 2001 - 19:03

Accurate temperatures, both in the oven and the turkey are important for quality and safety. A meat thermometer is the cook's best friend when it comes time to prepare a meal. Here are some guidelines to ensure thermometers are properly used.

Check the oven thermostat and oven temperature to verify the oven setting. Recalibrate if necessary because a 25 degrees F variation can make a five percent difference in cooked turkey yield. An oven that is too hot will dry and shrink the bird.

Recent NTF surveys indicate only 36 percent of home cooks use a meat thermometer to determine...

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