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Sheriff’s office issues warning to parents: Marijuana/THC-infused candies could be handed out for Halloween

October 31, 2019 by


GUILFORD COUNTY- A warning to parents ahead of trick-or-treat Thursday.  Guilford County Sheriff Danny Rogers is reminding parents there are many forms of marijuana edibles and THC infused candies. The sheriff’s office specialized enforcement team recently seized over 28 pounds of various types of marijuana edibles/THC infused items. According to their Facebook post, most of […]

Eating too much black licorice can be dangerous. Should you be worried this Halloween?

October 31, 2019 by


by N’dea Yancey-Bragg Licorice lovers beware: eating large amounts of black licorice might be harmful to your heart health — but as long as you enjoy the treat in moderation, health experts say there’s little to worry about. The candy can contain a chemical compound called glycyrrhizin, which is derived from the root of a low-growing shrub grown […]

Sewing needles found in Halloween candy in one MA town

November 1, 2018 by


MARSHFIELD, Mass. — Marshfield police are warning residents to inspect their children’s Halloween candy after needles were found in packages of Twizzlers. Police said Thursday that sewing needles were found in two separate packages of Twizzlers twists that were given to a three-year-old boy. “This was a night that was supposed to be fun for […]

Make Halloween a Sweet Dream, Not a Nightmare

October 25, 2016 by


Howard Seltzer, FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Even though it’s not an official holiday, Halloween is much beloved by children and adults alike. What could be more fun than trick-or-treating, apple bobbing, or costume parties? To make sure treats are safe for children, follow these simple steps: Snacking: Children shouldn’t snack on […]

5 ways to beat a Halloween candy binge

November 5, 2014 by


By Tanya Zuckerbrot If you have kids or threw a Halloween party, there’s no doubt trick-or-cheating has sent your diet completely off the rails. Here are some simple ways to minimize the damage and get back on a healthy track: Get back to normal eating habits If you overdid it on sugary treats you may […]