The Food and Drug Administration wants to warn consumers of possible hepatitis A contamination of chocolate cakes.
The FDA says you should throw away Bauer's Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas purchased after November 14, 2018 because a worker in a plant tested positive for hepatitis A.
Chocolate was available at outlets and could also be purchased through OVC and BauersCandy.com.
Bauer's Candies is located in Kentucky.
FDA released the following statement :
"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 the consumption of these sweets Hepatitis A may have a long incubation period and may have serious health effects for some people, especially those with other health problems, although the risk of hepatitis A transfer from candy is low, the FDA recommends that consumers who buy sweets purchased after November 1
Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that occurs upon infection with HAV. Standing, they can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious illness lasting several months. Hepatitis A is usually spread when a person ingests fecal matter – even in microscopic amounts – from an infected person; This can happen when an infected person prepares food without proper hand hygiene, even before that person shows symptoms of disease.
People who are infected with HAV cannot have symptoms until 15 to 50 days after exposure. Symptoms may include fever, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, yellowing of the skin or eyes (known as jaundice), dark urine and pale stools. Young children should not show symptoms of HAV infection.
The FDA recommends that anyone who bought Bauer's Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas after November 14, 2018, consult their healthcare provider to determine if PEP is listed. Consumers and dealers should throw away and not consume chocolate or caramel candy purchased after November 14, 2018. "