The FDA is warning consumers not to eat and throw away Bauer’s Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas purchased after November 14, 2018, after a worker in the facility tested positive for hepatitis A.
The products are available at retail locations and can also be purchased through QVC and BauersCandy.com.
At this time, the FDA and CDC are not aware of any cases of hepatitis A related to the consumption of candies, however, hepatitis A can have a long incubation period and can have serious health consequences for some people, especially those with other health problems.
People infected with hepatitis A virus may not have symptoms until 15 to 50 days after exposure. 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. Young children may not show symptoms of HAV infection.
Consumers who ate the recalled candies should consult a doctor.