FDA warns of possible Hepatitis A contamination of Bauer's Candies' Modjeskas

Postado Janeiro 11, 2019

The FDA says the transmission of the virus through the candy is low.

The Food and Drug Administration has urged consumers who ate chocolate or caramel-dipped marshmallow candies made by USA candy maker Bauer's Candies to consult their healthcare provider after it became known that some of the sweets may have come into contact with a worker who tested positive for Hepatitis A, a contagious liver disease.

Any sweets purchased after November 14, 2018, may be contaminated because a worker in the facility tested positive for hepatitis A, according to the FDA.

Chocolate and Caramel Modjeskas were sold on QVC, through various retailers, and on the company's website.

Common symptoms can include fever, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, jaundice, dark urine and pale stool.

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

USA Today reports that the employee that tested positive for the virus worked at the company until November 23.

The Food and Drug Administration is advising people who bought Bauer's Candies Modjeskas after November 14, 2018, not to eat them and to throw them away due to a possible Hepatitis A contamination. "These agencies have cleared us to continue operation".

The agency recommends that those who have eaten the candies and are not vaccinated for hepatitis A to consult their doctors about whether they need a post-exposure prophylaxis treatment. "Young children may not show symptoms of HAV infection", according to the recall.

-Thoroughly wash your hands often, especially after using the toilet or changing a diaper and before preparing food or eating.