(KPLC) - The FDA is alerting consumers to a possible hepatitis A contamination of Bauer’s Candies Modjeskas.
Bauer’s Candies Modjeskas is an individually wrapped marshmallow candy dipped in chocolate or caramel, said the FDA. A worker in the facility tested positive for hepatitis A, so consumers are advised to not eat the product if purchased after Nov. 14, 2018.
Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from infection with HAV. When symptoms occur, they can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months, said the FDA. Symptoms may include fever, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, yellowing of the skin or eyes (known as jaundice), dark urine, and pale stool.
The FDA and CDC are unaware of any cases of hepatitis A related to the consumption of these candies. However, the FDA said hepatitis A can have a long incubation period and can have serious health consequences for some people, especially those with other health problems.
Bauer’s Candies Modjeskas can be purchased a retail locations and through QVC and the company’s website. Consumers are encouraged to throw the potentially affected products away.
Though transmission from the candy is low, the FDA recommends that consumers who ate candies purchased after Nov. 14, 2018 and have not been vaccinated for hepatitis A consult with their healthcare professional to determine whether post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is indicated.
See the FDA’s alert HERE.