The FDA is warning consumers not to eat and to throw away Bauer’s Candies Modjeskas, which are an individually wrapped marshmallow candy dipped in chocolate or caramel.
The recall only involves candies purchased after 14, 2018. They were available at retail locations and also on QVC and BauersCandy.com.
No illnesses were reported to the FDA or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but it can take 15-50 days for a person to develop symptoms of Hepatitis A after eating contaminated food.
Post-exposure prophylactic treatment may be recommended for unvaccinated people who were exposed to the Hepatitis A virus in the last 2 weeks.
Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that is caused by a viral infection. The illness can be mild or severe. Young children may not show symptoms. In severe cases, symptoms last for several months.
The symptoms of Hepatitis A 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 stool.