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Chocolates, caramels sold nationwide may be contaminated with Hepatitis A

Posted: 8:21 AM, Jan 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-10 14:07:06Z
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(WXYZ) — Chocolates and caramel candies are linked to a possible Hepatitis A contamination, according to the FDA.

The FDA says Bauer's Candies Modjeskas, an individually wrapped marshmallow candy dipped in chocolate or caramel, might be contaminated with Hepatitis A.

The candies are available at retail locations and can also be purchased through QVC and BauersCandy.com.

Consumers are advised to throw away any Bauer’s Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas, purchased after November 14, 2018 because a worker in the facility tested positive for hepatitis A.

Although the risk of hepatitis A transmission from the candy is low, FDA recommends that consumers who ate candies purchased after November 14, 2018 and have not been vaccinated for hepatitis A consult with their healthcare professional .