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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 […]

Whole Foods Serving up Undercooked Chicken

November 3, 2014 by


If this didn’t happen to me, I wouldn’t have believed it.  Last Friday, I stopped into my local Whole Foods to buy a quick and tasty barbeque chicken for dinner so the usual hoards of Halloween trick or treaters wouldn’t make me grumpy at the stove. I brought the chicken into the kitchen, took out […]

Teal pumpkins try to change Halloween for kids with food allergies

October 13, 2014 by


By Sara Cheshire Halloween can be extra scary for kids with food allergies. Chocolate is frightening if you’re allergic to milk, and a candy bar with nuts can be deadly. With eggs, soy and wheat also common allergies in kids, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, finding treats without tricks can […]

Candy Possibly Tainted With Meth May Have Sickened Southern CA Toddler

November 5, 2013 by


According to NBC Los Angeles, A piece of Halloween candy that may have sickened a Southern California toddler tested positive in preliminary tests for methamphetamine, in the second case of a child being sickened by meth possibly because of their trick-or-treat take-home, authorities said Monday. Those results are now being sent to the U.S. Department […]

Giant Eagle Recalls Prepared Foods for Listeria and Candy Corn Mix for Undeclared Allergens

November 1, 2013 by


Giant Eagle has recalled select prepared foods  in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia for Listeria monocytogenes. These foods are part of the expanded Reser’s Fine Foods recall. They are:  Diced Summer Slaw, Diced Summer Salad and several Grab and Go combo meals that may include Diced Summer Slaw. The Grab and Go combo meals include […]