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From costumes and candy apples to haunted houses and hayrides, Halloween offers activities to please the most demure and daring alike. For parents of children planning to trick-or-treat, however, concerns about the safety of the candy their youngsters collect can dampen the festive mood.
Government, health groups, and the food industry are all working together to improve the safety of America's food supply, from laws and regulations at the factory and farm level to promoting good cooking and storage practices at home. But what about the steps in between: could the sanitation of our food transportation be improved?
With temperatures heating up, many of us are heading outdoors to celebrate summertime with picnics, cookouts, and other gatherings. While warm weather creates the perfect atmosphere for family reunions, company picnics, and general merriment, it also increases the likelihood that foods served outdoors will spoil and sicken consumers.