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Tips for a safe, fun Halloween

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Although candy-tampering cases are rare, officials urge adults to inspect all candy before allowing a child to eat Halloween treats.

The Indiana Poison Center (IPC) encourages parents to not rely on X-rays to determine the safety of treats, since that won't rule out contamination and glass.

"When in doubt, throw it out," Dr. James Mowry, director of the IPC, said in a recent press release about candy safety.

While carefully visually inspecting treats, the IPC recommends parents keep their eyes open for the following:

* Candy should be in original, unopened wrappers,

* Throw away any candies in wrappers that are faded or discolored, have any size of holes, signs of tearing or re-wrapping, and

* Discard any homemade candy or baked goods. Only eat homemade treats if received from someone you know and trust.


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Am pleased to a see just a plain old common sense issue on checking that Halloween Candy for all the little cutiepatooties and the big ones as well! Living in the country now, we miss out on all the fun of passing out the candy and seeing all those little ones dressed so cute! Keep 'em safe, use that common sense!

-- Posted by Jae on Mon, Oct 27, 2008, at 1:11 PM


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