Currently, the FDA is warning that there has been a potential hepatitis A contamination in different chocolates out of Kentucky. They are advising anyone who has bought the candy to throw it away.
A worker at Bauer’s Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas tested positive for the hepatitis A. The FDA says that anyone who has purchased goods from them after November 14, 2018, should get rid of them.
Other retail locations for their goods come from sites such as QVC and BauersCandy.com.
FDA Warns Of Hepatitis A Outbreak In Candy Factory In Kentucky
So far, there have not been any cases of hepatitis A when it comes to the consumption of these candies. There can be a long incubation period when it comes to Hep A, and it can lead to serious health consequences. Though the risk of transmission of Hep A from candy is not high, the FDA says it’s best not to test it.
Hepatitis A is a liver disease that is contagious. The condition is a result of infection with HAV. Symptoms of the disease can range from a mild sickness to a sever sicness lasting months. Hep A spreads when a person ingests fecal matter from someone who has the condition. This can happen when the person with the infection prepares food without washing their hands.
It can take anywhere from 15 to 50 days for symptoms to show up. Some symptoms include a headache, fever, loss of appetite, fatigue, diarrhea, and more. Young children may not show any signs of having the disease.
It is best to consult with your healthcare provider if you have bought or ate any candies from Bauer’s Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas recently. Also, consumers and retailers should throw away all chocolate or caramel Modjeskas purchased after November 14, 2018.