FDA warns Bauer's chocolate, caramel modjeskas may be contaminated with hepatitis A

Posted at 1:19 PM, Jan 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-09 14:23:10-05

The FDA is warning customers of a possible Hepatitis A contamination in Bauer's Candies Modjeskas.

The individually-wrapped marshmallow candies are dipped in chocolate or caramel.

Customers are advised to avoid eating the candy and instead throw it away if it was purchased after Nov. 18, 2018.

A worker in the Kentucky facility tested positive for hepatitis A, according to the FDA.

As of yet, the FDA and CDC have not been made aware of any cases of hepatitis A related to the candy.

Symptoms of hepatitis A range from mild which lasts weeks, or severe which can last up to several months.

According to the FDA, symptoms may include fever, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, yellowing of the skin or eyes (known as jaundice) and dark urine and pale stool.