Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) virtual representative available 24 hours a day. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

For information regarding consumption of locally caught fish and crabs, click on the NJDEP Fish Consumption Brochure (PDF) for the 2009 advisory.