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Auburn prison will x-ray candy

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Auburn Correctional Facility has announced that it will offer X-ray services for Halloween candy to the public this year. On October 31, from 5 to 9 p.m., the prison at 135 State St. will open its front lobby to local residents seeking to have their candy checked, according to a recent news release from the facility.

Despite perennial concerns over the safety of Halloween candy, actual cases of tainted treats are exceedingly uncommon. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently informed “Today” that they have not identified specific instances of harmful Halloween candy.

However, there have been reports of “copycat” products that could potentially harm children. Canadian authorities have reported a mere handful of candy tampering cases in over a decade.