FDA recalls Bauer's candy amid Hep A concern

(WTVG) - The FDA has a warning to consumers who may have purchased select types of Bauer's candies. The agency has issued a recall for a possible hepatitis A contamination in Bauer's Candies Modjeskas, a type of individually wrapped chocolate or caramel dipped marshmallow treat. Consumers are asked to dispose of any of these candies purchased after November 14, 2018.

The FDA says the candies are available at retail locations as well as through QVC and the company's website. They say the concern stems from a worker at the facility who reportedly tested positive for the disease. Neither the FDA nor the CDC is currently aware of any cases of hepatitis A as a result of the candies. The company, which is located in Kentucky, is working with the FDA on a voluntary recall of the products.

The FDA warns that hepatitis A can have a long incubation period and serious health consequences, especially among those with pre-existing health concerns. While the possibility of transmission from the candy is low, the agency recommends that anyone who ate the candies after November 14th who haven't been vaccinated speak to their healthcare provider to determine whether they should be given post-exposure prophylaxis.

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. Young children, however, may not show symptoms.