Halloween and Food Allergies

If there’s a Halloween party in your future…we don’t want to scare you. But the truth is that in the past 10 years…there has been an 18-percent increase in the number of children with food allergies. So to play if safe…here are a few tips from the food experts at Loyola University Health System.If you’re dropping your child off at a Halloween party…make sure the host knows about any allergy concerns. You may want to provide a written list of problem foods. If you’re throwing the bash, remember safety starts at the supermarket. Check all food labels. Halloween candy often contains common allergens like peanuts, tree nuts, milk and egg. Even if the candy says allergen-free, make sure it

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