Chocolates, caramels sold nationwide may be contaminated with Hepatitis A

Bauer's candy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning that should scare all candy lovers and chocoholics.

For this recall, the FDA is advising anyone that has Bauer's sweets that are covered chocolate or caramel to throw them away.

But today, the firm announced a voluntary recall after a worker tested positive for hepatitis A, a highly contagious infection.

Although there are no current cases of hepatitis A related to the sweets, the FDA warns that the disease has a long incubation period and can offer serious health consequences for some people.

The FDA advised that customers who bought the sweets should throw them away.

The FDA is working with Bauer's sweets on a voluntary recall, the agency added, adding the sweets were primarily sold through QVC and the company's website.

The FDA is recommending that anyone who ate Bauer's Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas to consult with their healthcare provider to determine whether PEP is indicated.

Already in 2019, we have the latest recall of Bauer's sweets that are manufactured in Kentucky.

President of Bauer's Candies Anna Bauer issued a statement, saying the employee worked at the facility from November 16 through November 23, 2018, although the company required all employees be vaccinated against hepatitis A beginning in October. These agencies have cleared us to continue operation. It is usually spread when a person ingests fecal matter from an infected person, which can happen when the infected person prepared food without observing proper hygiene. When symptoms occur, they can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. Common symptoms include fatigue, stomach pain, low appetite, nausea, and jaundice.

Unlike other types of hepatitis, it doesn't cause long-term liver damage and doesn't become chronic, the Mayo Clinic adds.

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