Halloween Candy Safety Tips

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Halloween is an exciting time for youngsters, but before you let your little ghosts and goblins gobble up their candy, parents need to step in.

Florida Department of Health Communications Director "Doc" Kokol says parents should first accompany their trick or treaters.

And secondly, all candy must be inspected. Kokol says tampering doesn't happen often, but it's worth taking the extra time.

Kokol says, "You really need to check it before kids get into it, and I know all you're looking for are candies that have been unwrapped or just don't look like they normally do."

Pediatricians suggest filling your child up with a good meal before heading out the door for trick or treating. This way, they're not as likely to inhale all of their "unchecked" candy before they get home.