FDA warns of possible Hepatitis A contamination of Bauer’s Candies’ Modjeskas
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.
An employee at the facility tested positive for Hepatitis A.
Modjeskas are individually wrapped marshmallow candy dipped in chocolate or caramel and are sold at retail locations or through QVC and BauersCandy.com.
At this time, the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are not aware of any cases of hepatitis A related to the consumption of these candies.
Hepatitis A can have a long incubation period and can have serious health consequences for some people, especially those with other health problems. Although the risk of hepatitis A transmission from the candy is low, FDA recommends that consumers who ate candies purchased after November 14, 2018 and have not been vaccinated for hepatitis A consult with their healthcare professional to determine whether post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is indicated. 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.