By Tori Lock
FAPC Communications Graduate Assistant 

Trick-or-treat food safety tips for Halloween


October 21, 2018

Halloween celebrations can be a trick or a treat when it comes to food safety. While Halloween offers plenty of make-believe fun, it also brings real food safety risks.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, the most common food-borne illness is Salmonella infections. Approximately 50 percent of the 42,000 annual Salmonella infections occur in infants and school-age children, the prime trick-or-treaters.

“Children under the age of 5 are at an increased risk for food-borne illness because their immune systems are still developing,” said...

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