Gourmet candy recalled over hepatitis-A concerns

While QVC is known for retail and beauty the FDA is warning customers who bought Bauer’s Candies' famous Modjeskas to be careful

Gourmet candy recalled over hepatitis-A concerns

The warning, last updated on December 6, advised consumers to throw away any Bauer's Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas purchased after November 14.

Customers are urged not to eat any Bauer's Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas, which were purchased after November 14 because a worker in the facility tested positive for hepatitis A.

Bauer's Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas purchased after November 14 should not be eaten, the FDA said. While the possibility of transmission from the candy is low, the agency recommends that anyone who ate the sweets after November 14th who haven't been vaccinated speak to their healthcare provider to determine whether they should be given post-exposure prophylaxis.

Candy sold by a Kentucky company and QVC is being voluntarily recalled for fear that it might be contaminated with Hepatitis A.

Those who've been vaccinated against hepatitis A do not require PEP, the FDA said.

Symptoms include fever, fatigue, dark urine, vomiting, joint pain and jaundice, among other signs.

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In a statement, the President of Bauer's sweets said that it voluntarily closed its facility and "discarded all candy in house, sanitized per protocol, and began working with Federal and State agencies" when it learned of the employee's illness.

"An investigation by our local health department and the FDA found that the risk of contamination to the candy made during this time is extremely low", the statement read. We are now working with Bauer's sweets, located in Kentucky, on a voluntary recall of affected products.

The Mayo Clinic says hepatitis A can be spread through a variety of ways.

It is a virus that causes liver inflammation. "Some people with acute liver failure may need a liver transplant", says the Mayo Clinic.

-Drink bottled water and use it when brushing your teeth.

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