Tips for parents to make sure trick-or-treat sweets are safe

Posted: 5:49 PM, Oct 30, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-31 06:07:54Z

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 .