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FDA: Recalled sweets could be contaminated with hepatitis A

Candy recall over possible Hepatitis A contamination FDA warns of possible Hepatitis A contamination of Bauer's Candies' Modjeskas
Celia Hoffman | 11 January, 2019, 19:28

The FDA is 'advising consumers not to eat and 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, ' the FDA said.

The FDA released a warning stating that Bauer's sweets products could be contaminated with hepatitis A.

Bauer's sweets released a statement on their website regarding the FDA alert, explaining that a worker in their facility tested positive for hepatitis A. The company has since closed the facility and discarded all of the candy inside. Customers who purchased any Bauer's Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas after November 14 should throw the candies away.

The agency said it is not aware of any cases of hepatitis A linked to the sweets. The FDA says the transmission of the virus through the candy is low. The FDA recommends that anyone who ate sweets purchased after November 14 consult with a healthcare professional. "These agencies have cleared us to continue operation".

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Sweets manufactured at a Kentucky company may be containminated with hepatitis A, the Federal Food and Drug Administration reported.

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from infection with HAV. It can be spread through contaminated food or water.

Symptoms of the virus may not appear for 15 to 50 days after exposure and include fever, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine, and pale stool.

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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