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Halloween toil and trouble

Halloween celebrations can be a trick or a treat when it comes to food safety. Proper preparation by parents can go a long way for children of all ages who indulge in holiday activities and goodies. These tips and tricks will help carve out food-safe festivities for party throwers and party goers. This year’s spooky season comes amidst some significant current events into food safety, such as Colorado’s recent ban on marijuana… Continue Reading

Trick or Treat? Remember Food Safety on Halloween

Eating sweet treats is a big part of the fun on Halloween. Trick-or-treating can be a safer experience for children if you remember to follow these tips below. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has produced “Lucky 13 Tips for a Safe Halloween,” including advice about costumes and makeup. It can be found here…. Continue Reading

Trick-or-Treat Food Safety Tips for Halloween

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?


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