Chocolate Candy Recalled – Possible Hepatitis A Contamination
Seems to be a land of recalls as of late. Cars, meats, but this is a little unusual as it is not often that you hear about chocolate candy being recalled, and certainly not for Hep A. The FDA has issued an alert recommending costumers get rid of any Bauer’s Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas, purchased after November 14, 2018.
The U.S Food & Drug Administration (FDA) advised consumers who ate candies purchased after Nov. 14 and have not been vaccinated for Hepatitis A to consult with their healthcare professional to determine whether post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) medications are necessary.
The President of Bauer Candies made a statement that eluded to an employee testing positive for the Hepatitis A virus while working at a production plant between November 16 - 23, 2018.
“Upon notification of his illness, Bauer’s voluntarily closed the facility, discarded all candy in house, sanitized per protocol, and began working with Federal and State agencies. An investigation by our local health department and the FDA found that the risk of contamination to the candy made during this time is extremely low. These agencies have cleared us to continue operation. No candy products manufactured after November 25 are affected in any way,” according to the open letter to the public.