FDA warns chocolates could be contaminated with hepatitis A

The Food and Drug Administration is warning that certain chocolate candies could be contaminated with hepatitis A.

>> Read more trending news 

Consumers should not eat Bauer’s Candies Modjeskas, an individually wrapped marshmallow candy dipped in chocolate or caramel, purchased after Nov. 14, 2018, because a worker in the facility tested positive for hepatitis A, the FDA said in a statement. The candy can be bought at retail stores, through the QVC shopping network and at

The FDA is working with Bauer’s Candies on a voluntary recall of the product, the statement said.

At this time, the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are not aware of any cases of hepatitis A related to consumption of the candy, according to the statement. Hepatitis A can have a long incubation period and can have serious health consequences for some people, especially those with other health problems.

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 Ohio Buckeye Candy Trail: 31 places to get Buckeyes in Ohio
  2. 2 7 foods that scream Dayton | Dayton Food
  3. 3 Best pancakes in Dayton | National Pancake Day in Dayton

While the risk of infection is low, the FDA recommends that anyone who ate the affected candies and who has not been vaccinated for hepatitis A consult a health care professional.

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis A virus, the statement said. Symptoms can take 15 to 50 days to appear, and can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months.

Hepatitis A symptoms include fatigue, low appetite, stomach pain, nausea and jaundice, according to the CDC.

More information can be found at the FDA website.

More from Dayton