Bauer’s Candies Modjeskas might be contaminated with hepatitis A and FDA is alerting all consumers. The affected candies include the individually wrapped marshmallow candy dipped in caramel or chocolate. Any Bauer’s Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas should be thrown away, and none should be consumed if they have been purchased after November 14, 2018, due to the fact that one of the workers in the facility tested positive for hepatitis A.
Bauer’s Candies Modjeskas are available through QVC and BauersCandy.com and also at retail locations, but you should not by any for a period.
At the moment the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the FDA have not discovered any cases of hepatitis A which might come from the consumption of the candies concerned. Some people can experience a long incubation period and severe health consequences especially if other health complications already exist. Hepatitis A transmissions from the candy are quite not so possible, but just to make sure all consumers who ate sweets purchased after November 14, 2018, are advised by FDA to consult a healthcare professional especially if they were not vaccinated for the disease. The professional will decide whether post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is indicated or not.
Hepatitis A results from infection with HAV, and it is a contagious liver disease. The disease manifests similarly to a mild illness which’s symptoms can last up to several months depending on the severity of the disease. Hepatitis A can be spread from a person to another if one ingests fecal matter ( no matter how tiny the amount could be) from an infected individual. This can happen while the infected person whose hand hygiene is inappropriate prepares food. This can happen even before the affected person shows any symptoms of the disease.