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October 24, 2019
A Safe Halloween
Contact: Elaine Lidholm, VDACS, 804.786.7686

Reflective stickers or glow-in-the-dark tape are great to increase the visibility of little trick-or-treaters, but this season also requires attention to proper food safety. Gone are the days when people handed out homemade goodies to trick-or-treaters, but Halloween parties still require the same attention to sanitation, temperature control and other food safety basics as any other meal. 

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services offers this quick refresher

  • Clean—Wash hands and surfaces often
  • Separate—Separate raw meat from other foods
  • Cook—Cook to the right temperature
  • Chill—Refrigerate food promptly
  • When in doubt, throw it out.

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