(HealthDay News) -- Halloween is right around the corner. After accompanying your costumed children on that special night, you should always inspect their treats.
Here's a list of safety tips, courtesy of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration:
- Children shouldn't accept or eat candy that isn't commercially wrapped.
- They should wait until they get home to eat their candy.
- Parents should dispose of homemade items from their child's goodie bag, as well as small items that may be a choking hazard.
- Inspect candy for suspicious markings and tampering, and discard.
- Ensure that juice served at parties is pasteurized, to kill bacteria.