What are some of the factors that may affect when the turkey reaches a done temperature?
A. Using a chart to roast a turkey is not all that is necessary to assure that the bird is cooked safely and not over cooked. Recommended cooking techniques must also be followed. Here are a few things that may affect roasting time. • A partially frozen bird will require longer to cook. • Dark roasting pans cook faster than shiny metal. • Deep roasting pans reduce heat circulation to all areas of the bird. • Covering too much of the bird with foil slows down the cooking process. • The oven may not be calibrated for accurate temperature. Q. When is the Pop-Up Timer placed in the turkey? A. Most of the timers are inserted in the turkey breast at the processing plant. Q. If I purchase a turkey that does not come with a Pop-Up Timer is it possible for me to insert one? A. Yes, however for best results, it is better to purchase the product with the Pop-Up Timer in place. Turkey processors follow carefully designed procedures to insert Pop-Up Timers in exactly the correct position to assure