Here’s Some Tips for Trick-or-treaters with Food Allergies

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Experts say one in 13 kids now have a food allergy.
    
One Halloween tradition is letting parents know which houses are safe for trick-or-treaters who have to watch what they eat.
    
The Teal Pumpkin Project started two years ago, and it’s already becoming a tradition. 
    
It encourages people to display a teal pumpkin or teal-colored sign at their front door to let allergic trick-or-treaters and their parents know allergy free options are available. 

The Food Allergy & Research Education Group said to keep non-food treats in a different container, to avoid them coming in contact with any food kids may be allergic to.
    
The group also said if a trick-or-treater picks up something not commercially wrapped, it’s probably best to throw it out. A final tip? Check candy before children start snacking. 

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