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.

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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 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

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…

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 …

With Halloween trick or treating and parties comes common sense advice to avoid unwrapped candy or treats that appear to have been tampered with.  Beyond prepackaged candy, there are a few less apparent tips that parents and kids should follow to keep favorite Halloween treats safe from scary bacteria such as E. coli, Salmonella and …

Halloween is just around the corner–pumpkins are sitting on patios, kids are trying to decide on a costume, and parents across the country are dreading the inevitable sugar highs that follow trick-or-treating.

As Halloween approaches, state and federal agencies are reminding parents that there are a number of simple steps they can take to ensure …