Last updated on November 7th, 2019 at 10:24 pm

5 Halloween Food Safety Tips For Trick-or-TreatTrick-or-Treating is a Halloween ritual for many children.  While we teach our kids not to accept candy from strangers, Halloween has become an exception.  Nonetheless, we must protect our children by making sure candy and treats they receive are safe to eat.

The following are 5 simple tips to follow, provided by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

  1. Tell your children not to snack on treats before everything is inspected in their goody bags;
  2. Make sure your children do not accept anything that isn’t commercially wrapped;
  3. When inspecting treats, look for tears and poked holes in wrappers, throw out anything that looks suspect;
  4. If your child has a food allergy, check labels carefully for allergens;
  5. If you have Young children, remove shocking hazards like gum, peanuts, and hard candies