Company recalls candy over possible Hepatitis contamination

Bauer's Candies 

Bauer's Candies 

The FDA is recalling Bauer's Candies' Modjeskas over a possible hepatitis A contamination.

The Food and Drug Administration said two varieties of Bauer's sweets are in question, Bauer's Chocolate and modjeskas, a marshmallow candy dipped in chocolate or caramel.

A facility worker where the candy is made recently tested positive for Hepatitis A, a contagious liver disease.

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.

Those infected with hepatitis A may not have symptoms until 15 to 50 days after exposure.

The employee worked at the plant from November 16-November 23rd.

They say all candy purchased after November 14 should be thrown away and not eaten.

The FDA says, so far, it is not aware of any cases of Hepatitis A related to the sweets. The FDA says the transmission of the virus through the candy is low.

Risk of infection from consuming the sweets is considered low, but anyone who may have eaten the affected sweets is advised to see their doctor, especially those who haven't been vaccinated against hepatitis A.

According to the company, no candy products produced after November 25 were affected.

Symptoms may include fever, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine, and pale stool.

Although many who are infected show no symptoms, it can take a few months for the illness to pass.

Unlike other types of hepatitis, it doesn't cause long-term liver damage and doesn't become chronic, the Mayo Clinic adds.

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