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Industry to Mark Summer Turkey Day

With the start of grilling season, retailers can encourage consumers to enjoy the smoky flavors of turkey burgers, turkey tenderloin and turkey drumsticks in celebration of the first annual National Turkey Lovers’ Day, on Sunday, June 19 – also Father’s Day – during June is Turkey Lovers’ Month, now in its 27th year.

The Turkey Grilling Tip sheet at, offered by the Washington, D.C.-based National Turkey Federation, provides hints for best grilling various cuts of turkey. Visitors can look under the Resources tab to download quick tips on grilling, cooking and lean-meat comparisons among turkey portions. Additionally offered on the site are grilling recipes with photos, as well as helpful commentary from chefs and registered dietitians.

Turkey consumption has grown to an average of 16 pounds per person, according to USDA.

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