The Teal Pumpkin Project: What does it mean?

The-Teal-Pumpkin-Project-2(NBC News) There’s a push this year to add a different kind of Halloween decoration to the front of your house: A teal pumpkin.

The Food Allergy Research and Education Group started the “Teal Pumpkin Project.”

The teal pumpkin on your doorstep will signal you have treats like vampire teeth and spider rings instead of candy, which may contain allergens.

Allergy experts say smaller, bite-size versions of normally safe candy are sometimes manufactured differently, making them potentially dangerous for kids with food allergies.

The teal pumpkin is a sign that even at the scariest houses kids with food allergies won’t be haunted by the treats inside.

An estimated six million children in this country have a food allergy.

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