FDA recalls Bauer's candy amid Hep A concern

FDA recalls Bauer's candy amid Hep A concern

A public health alert about possible hepatitis A contamination in Modjeskas from Bauer's sweets was announced Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The FDA issued a recall for Bauer's Candies, Modjeskis, which are individually wrapped marshmallow candies dipped in chocolate or caramel, WTVF reported. The sweets were sold exclusively online and through QVC.

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.

In it's alert, the FDA said the chance of contracting hepatitis A from the sweets is low, but it advised customers who ate any recalled sweets to see a doctor to see if they need medicine to treat a possible infection. "These agencies have cleared us to continue operation".

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In it's alert, the FDA said the chance of contacting hepatitis A from the sweets is low, but it advised customers who ate any recalled sweets to see a doctor to see if they need medicine to treat a possible infection.

Now the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are not aware of any cases of hepatitis A that have occurred due to eating these sweets.

Symptoms - which include fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and dark urine - can take anywhere from two to seven weeks after exposure to appear. We are now working with Bauer's sweets, located in Kentucky, on a voluntary recall of affected products.

Unlike other types of hepatitis, it doesn't cause long-term liver damage and doesn't become chronic, the Mayo Clinic adds. It is highly contagious and is typically spread through sexual contact, needle sharing, or by consuming food that has been contaminated by someone infected with the virus.

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