You never know what you might find in your child's candy bag after trick-or-treating.
To help keep children and parents safe, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers some tips before letting kids enjoy Halloween treats:
- Don't let kids eat candy while they're out trick-or-treating (make sure they have a meal or snack before so they're not tempted).
- Inspect treats for signs of tampering. Look for unusual appearance, discoloration, tiny pinholes or tears in wrappers.
- Stick to homes and neighborhoods where you know people who are handing out candy.
Wondering when trick-or-treat hours are in your neighborhood this year? You can find them here .