There are few culinary tasks tougher than getting Thanksgiving dinner on the table. It’s a trick that necessitates a lot of work, some good timing, and some cooking skill.
With that balancing act going on, and a living room full of hungry people just waiting to eat, it can be tempting to cut a few corners here and there. Some corners, like canned cranberry sauce instead of homemade, can be forgiven. Others, like not properly defrosting the turkey (if you’re turkey is still frozen at this point, you might want to get a fresh one) or not handling leftovers properly, are a recipe for holiday disaster.
Our office has put together a few tips that all Thanksgiving chefs (and their helpers) should have in mind this week. Information on how to best thaw out and cook Old Tom Turkey, and how to put him and his delicious sides away for later, are all part of our latest Consumer Advisory.
Best wishes for a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!
Summary of the 2015 Consumer Federation of America Annual Consumer Complaint Survey posted on Jul 22
The Consumer Federation of America and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators recently released the results of the 2015 Consumer Complaint Survey. This report is based on consumer information, complaints, and suggestions for increased consumer protections from 33 consumer agencies in 21 states.
Do-Not-Call Consumer & Solicitor Responsibilities posted on Jul 20
The Massachusetts Do-Not-Call Registry allows consumers to stop receiving certain telephone solicitations simply by signing-up and providing their telephone number. Established in 2003, the law requires telephone solicitors, list-brokers, and telemarketers to register with the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, subscribe to the Do-Not-Call Registry, and remove registered telephone numbers of consumers from their call lists.
Registry of Motor Vehicles Mimic Websites posted on Jul 14
Massachusetts consumers looking to renew a license or schedule a road test online through the Registry of Motor Vehicles may come across unofficial third-party websites, or “mimic sites.” Do NOT be fooled! These services have no affiliation with the RMV, regardless of how real they may seem.