FDA: Candy sold on QVC might be contaminated with Hepatitis A

The FDA is encouraging consumers not to eat the individually wrapped marshmallow candy dipped in chocolate or caramel purchased after November 14 because a worker in the facility tested positive for hepatitis A.

Candy sold by a Kentucky company and QVC is being voluntarily recalled for fear that it might be contaminated with Hepatitis A. While the risk of contamination is extremely low, the FDA is recommending that anyone who purchased the sweets after November 14th throw them away rather than consuming them.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recalling Bauer's Candies' Modjeskas over a possible hepatitis A contamination. The president of Bauer's sweets said the company voluntarily discarded all in-house candy, sanitized equipment, and began working with federal and stages agencies after learning about the possible contamination. It can have serious health consequences for some people, especially those with other health problems. PEP may be recommended for unvaccinated people who have been exposed to hepatitis A virus (HAV) in the last 2 weeks; those with evidence of previous hepatitis A vaccination do not require PEP.

Bauer's Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas purchased after November 14 should not be eaten, the FDA said. Consumers and retailers should throw away and not consume any chocolate or caramel Modjeskas purchased after November 14, 2018.