The FDA is alerting shoppers to doable hepatitis A contamination of Bauer’s Candies Modjeskas. They are advising customers not to eat and to throw away any Bauer’s Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas, bought after November 14, 2018, as a result of an employee within the facility examined optimistic for hepatitis A. This merchandise can be found in retail areas and will also be bought by QVC and BauersCandy.com. We’re presently working with Bauer’s Candies, positioned in Kentucky, on a voluntary recall of affected merchandise. This posting can be up to date with recall and retail data because it turns into obtainable.
Right now, the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) usually are not conscious of any circumstances of hepatitis A associated to consumption of those candies. Hepatitis A can have a protracted incubation interval and might have severe well-being penalties for some individuals, particularly those with different health issues. Though the chance of a hepatitis A transmission from the candy is low, FDA recommends that customers who ate candies bought after November 14, 2018, and haven’t been vaccinated for hepatitis A seek the advice of with their healthcare skilled to find out whether or not publish publicity prophylaxis (PEP) is indicated. PEP could also be advisable for unvaccinated individuals who have been uncovered to hepatitis A virus (HAV) within the last 2 weeks; these with proof of previous hepatitis A vaccination don’t require PEP.