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FDA recalls Kentucky-made candies for possible hepatitis A contamination

Posted: 1:40 PM, Jan 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-10 19:45:52Z
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LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (WTVF) — The FDA is warning consumers of candies manufactured at a facility in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky that may be contaminated with hepatitis A.

The warning tells consumers not to eat Bauer's Candies, Modjeskis, which are individually wrapped marshmallow candies dipped in chocolate or caramel. These candies are available at retail locations, as well as through QVC and BauersCandy.com.

The concern surfaced when it was reported a worker at the candy-manufacturing facility had tested positive for hepatitis A.

Currently 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 candies. However, hepatitis A has a long incubation period and serious consequences and therefore the candy should be disposed of if it is in your possession.

In a statement to their customers posted to their website, Bauer's Candy confirmed the FDAs findings saying, "We would like to inform you that although we have required the Hepatitis A vaccination of all employees since October of this year, an employee who tested positive for the virus worked in our facility between the dates of November 16 – 23rd, 2018."

For information, you can visit the FDA's website.