I bought a Butterball turkey and read the instructions on the package which said to roast my unstuffed turkey at 325 degrees for 3 1/2 hours. That didn't seem long enough for me, so I checked on the Butterball web site and one of my newer cookbooks and it said the same thing. I have checked my oven with an oven thermometer, so I know it is the correct temp.
So I decided to up the temp to 350 and roast it for 4 hours. When I took it out the juices ran pink instead of clear. So today I was checking online and in an old Fanny Farmer cookbook and found that the recommended roasting time for a turkey the size I bought was 4 1/2 to 5 hours!
I can't understand why Butterball recommends a shorter time - unless they think the entire country have replaced their traditional ovens with convection ovens! Hope no one else had this problem on Thanksgiving day - it made dinner a bit later than planned.