Parents were encouraged to review their children's
The Johnstown Police Department issued a warning on their Facebook page on Thursday morning after the authorities announced that they had discovered 400 mg of Nerds Rope food from THC "when he completed a search warrant in Stoneycreek Township Department has recently confiscated 60 pounds of local marijuana, reports CBS Pittsburgh.
"This Halloween, we urge parents to be vigilant to check their children's sweets before they can consume these treats," wrote The department. "Drug-Laced Edibles are packaged like regular sweets and can be hard to distinguish from real sweets."
Authorities posted photos of the "Nerds Rope" Indicate foods with warnings that refer to the articles as "for medical use only". The label also asked those who were allowed to use the product to "keep away from children and animals".
The confectionery manufacturer that makes nerds, Ferrara Candy Company, issued a statement saying it "cooperates with the relevant authorities".
"This product is fake and in no way affiliated with the Ferrara Candy Company and we want to assure consumers that the products they find at major retailers across the country are safe for them," the statement said ,
Medicine Marijuana is legal in Pennsylvania for people suffering from certain conditions, but it is not legal for recreational use.
This scare is far from the first time that authorities issue warnings about Halloween candies that contain potential dangers.police in Marshfield, Massachusetts City advised residents to throw away Twizzlers after CBS Boston found two sets of sewing needles.
Menominee The tribal police said a parent in the reserve in northeastern Wisconsin found a pack of methamphetamine among the sweets that the kid has to offer on Halloween.
To ensure children's safety, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a list of Halloween food safety tips. The agency warns parents that their children will take treats out of their bags while drinking sweets or treats, but wait for an adult to inspect the sweets.
Caregivers are also instructed to warn children against accepting or eating anything that is not commercially available. The FDA recommends that families carefully inspect the candies to ensure that there are no signs of tampering, including unusual appearances or discoloration, tiny pinholes, or cracks in the packaging.