Published: Thu, January 10, 2019
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Chocolates, caramels recalled over possible hepatitis A contamination

Consumers are urged not to eat and immediately throw away any Bauer's Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas.

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.

Officials are working with the Kentucky based company on a voluntary recall of affected products.

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"At this time, the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are not aware of any cases of hepatitis A related to consumption of these sweets", the recall said. "Our customers are and always will be our top priority".

The firm said the employee tested positive for the virus had worked at the facility from November 16 to November 23, said Anna Bauer, president of Bauer's sweets, in a statement. The FDA recommends anyone who ate the candy, bought after November 14, 2018, to contact their healthcare provider if they don't have the hepatitis A vaccine.

The company repeated that there is minimal risk of contamination.

The FDA says the transmission of hepatitis A through the candy is low. "These agencies have cleared us to continue operation".

According to the company, no candy products produced after November 25 were affected.

People with questions or concerns can contact Bauer's sweets at 502-839-3700 or via email at

Symptoms - which include fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and dark urine - can take anywhere from two to seven weeks after exposure to appear.

It is a virus that causes liver inflammation.

-Avoid all beverages of unknown purity, with or without ice.

-Thoroughly wash your hands often, especially after using the toilet or changing a diaper and before preparing food or eating.

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