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Trick-or-Treat Food Safety Tips for Halloween

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Here are some simple steps, courtesy of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to help children and parents have a fun – and safe – Halloween: Children shouldn’t snack while they’re out trick-or-treating. Urge your children to wait until they get home and you have had a chance to inspect the contents of their “goody… Continue Reading

Did the Salem Witches of 1692 Suffer from Food Poisoning?

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Rumors of witchcraft began spreading through the Salem Massachusetts colony prior to 1692 and helped fuel the turmoil between the different religious sects in the area. Life at that time was strictly governed by the church. Music, dancing and the celebration of holidays were forbidden because the belief was this activity was Pagan. Ironically, the… Continue Reading

Avoid ‘Nightmares’ on Halloween: Food Safety Tips

Halloween is a fun time of year for all ages. To make sure ghosts, witches and spiders are the only things to be afraid of on Halloween, follow these food safety tips: Safe Treats Give your child a good meal before trick-or-treating to prevent them from snacking on candy and treats. Urge them to wait… Continue Reading