FDA recalls candy due to possible hepatitis A contamination


LAWRENCBURG, Ky. (WVLT) -- Candies manufactured at a Kentucky company may be containminated with hepatitis A, the Federal Food and Drug Administration reported.

The FDA issued a recall for Bauer's Candies, Modjeskis, which are individually wrapped marshmallow candies dipped in chocolate or caramel, WTVF reported.

The products are available at multiple retail locations.

Concerns surfaced when a worker at the candy manufacturing facility tested positive for hepatitis A.

The FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have not been made aware of any cases of hepatitis A that have occurred due to eating the candy; however, hepatitis A has a long incubation period and serious consequences.

Consumers are asked to dispose of the candy if you have it.

Bauer's Candy said: "We would like to inform you that although we have required the Hepatitis A vaccination of all employees since October of this year, an employee who tested positive for the virus worked in our facility between the dates of November 16 – 23rd, 2018."