Teal pumpkins promote safer treats

(NBC News) Introduced on Halloween just two years ago, the Teal Pumpkin Project is scaring away some frightening scenarios for children with food allergies.

"Chances are pretty good that a child right down the street from you, right down the block, has a potentially life-threatening food allergy," explains Nancy Gregory of the Food & Allergy Research Education Group, sponsers of the Teal Pumpkin Project.

It encourages people to display a teal pumpkin or teal colored sign at their front door to let allergic trick-or-treaters and their parents know that safe treats are available.

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