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FDA warns of possible chocolate, caramel candy hepatitis A contamination

10 January 2019

The Food and Drug Administration is recalling Bauer's Candies Chocolate and Caramel Modjeskas sold on QVC and online because it could be contaminated with hepatitis A.

The FDA is recalling Bauer's Candies' Modjeskas over a possible hepatitis A contamination.

Treats sold by a candy company are being recalled because of a possible Hepatitis A contamination.

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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. "Our customers are and always will be our top priority".

An employee at the facility tested positive for Hepatitis A. We are now working with Bauer's sweets, located in Kentucky, on a voluntary recall of affected products.

The FDA claims a worker in the Bauer's facility tested positive for hepatitis A.

The FDA says the transmission of the virus through the candy is low. "These agencies have cleared us to continue operation. No candy products manufactured after November 25 are affected in any way", she added.

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People with questions or concerns can contact Bauer's sweets at 502-839-3700 or via email at

Symptoms include fever, fatigue, dark urine, vomiting, joint pain and jaundice, among other signs. The virus typically spreads when a person eats or drinks something "contaminated by small, undetected amounts of stool from an infected person", the health agency explained.

-Don't eat raw or undercooked meat and fish.

-If bottled water isn't available, boil tap water before drinking it.

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