FDA recalls candy over possible hepatitis A contamination

Modesto Morganelli
Gennaio 10, 2019

While the risk of contamination is extremely low, the FDA is recommending that anyone who purchased the sweets after November 14th throw them away rather than consuming them.

Bauer's Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas - marshmallow candies dipped in chocolate or caramel, the FDA said - are subject to the warning.

The FDA is working with Bauer's sweets on a voluntary recall, the agency added, adding the sweets were primarily sold through QVC and the company's website.

Treats sold by a candy company are being recalled because of a possible Hepatitis A contamination.

Officials are working with the Kentucky based company on a voluntary recall of affected products.

Although the risk of hepatitis A transmission from the candy is low, FDA recommends that consumers who ate sweets purchased after November 14, 2018 and have not been vaccinated for hepatitis A consult with their healthcare professional. PEP may be recommended for unvaccinated people who have been exposed to hepatitis A virus (HAV) in the last 2 weeks; those with evidence of previous hepatitis A vaccination do not require PEP.

Symptoms include fever, fatigue, dark urine, vomiting, joint pain and jaundice, among other signs. Symptoms can take up to 50 days to appear.

Consumers are advised to throw away any Bauer's Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas, purchased after November 14, 2018 because a worker in the facility tested positive for hepatitis A.

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