Published: Thu, January 10, 2019
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

Chocolates, caramels sold nationwide may be contaminated with Hepatitis A

Chocolates, caramels sold nationwide may be contaminated with Hepatitis A

Bauer's Candies' modjeskas - marshmallow dipped in chocolate or caramel - are a delicacy of Kentucky, sold across the US.

The Food and Drug Administration is advising people who bought Bauer's Candies Modjeskas after November 14, 2018, not to eat them and to throw them away due to a possible Hepatitis A contamination.

Popular sweets have been recalled nationwide over fears of hepatitis A contamination.

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In a statement on Bauer's website, it said the employee worked in the facility from November 16-23.

The FDA said they are working with the company on a voluntary recall of the products.

Hepatitis A can cause the infected person to be sick for "several weeks", the CDC said.


Bauer's Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas purchased after November 14 should not be eaten, the FDA said.

"An investigation by our local health department and the FDA found that the risk of contamination to the candy made during this time is extremely low". "These agencies have cleared us to continue operation".

People with questions or concerns can contact Bauer's sweets at 502-839-3700 or via email at anna@bauerscandy.com. It is highly contagious and is typically spread through sexual contact, needle sharing, or by consuming food that has been contaminated by someone infected with the virus.

Symptoms include fever, fatigue, dark urine, vomiting, joint pain and jaundice, among other signs.

"Acute liver failure requires a stay in the hospital for monitoring and treatment".

-Peel and wash all fresh fruits and vegetables yourself.

-Drink bottled water and use it when brushing your teeth.

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