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This is the safest candy for kids with food allergies

Posted at 9:08 PM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 18:00:03-04

CLEVELAND — Trick-or-treating is coming up soon and many children have food allergies.

When it comes to finding the safest stash to eat, News 5 looked at candy with the top eight allergens.

The allergens include milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, treenuts, peanuts, wheat or gluten and soy.

These foods accounts for about 90% of all food allergens in the U.S. and must be declared on candy labels. checked dozens of candy labels for the big eight and found the safest candies are often fruit-flavored and don't have chocolate.

The safest types of candies are suckers, dots, skittles, sour patch kids, starburst, Swedish fish and smarties.

To figure out if your child's candy is safe for them to eat, click here.

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