Chocolates, caramels recalled over possible hepatitis A contamination

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(FDA) The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recalling Bauer's Candies' Modjeskas over a possible hepatitis A contamination.

The candies are individually-wrapped marshmallows dipped in chocolate or caramel.

The FDA issued the recalled after a facility worker who tested positive for the contagious liver disease came in contact with the products. Customers who purchased any Bauer’s Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas after Nov. 14 should throw the candies away.

The recalled candies are sold at retail locations and online at QVC and BauersCandy.com.

There have been no reports of hepatitis A related cases. The FDA says the transmission of the virus through the candy is low.

The FDA is recommending that anyone who ate Bauer’s Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas to consult with their healthcare provider to determine whether PEP is indicated.