A public health alert about possible hepatitis A contamination in Modjeskas from Bauer’s Candies was announced Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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Consumers who bought the individually wrapped marshmallow candy dipped in chocolate or caramel after Nov. 14, 2018 should throw them away.
The risk of hepatitis A transmission from the candy is low, but the FDA said that people who ate candies bought after Nov. 14 and have not been vaccinated for hepatitis A should see a healthcare provider to determine if they require treatment called post exposure prophylaxis (PEP).
PEP may be recommended for unvaccinated people who have been exposed to hepatitis A virus in the last two weeks. Those who’ve been vaccinated against hepatitis A do not require PEP, the FDA said.
The agency said it is not aware of any cases of hepatitis A linked to the candies.
The FDA said it is working with the company on a voluntary recall of the candies and will release details as they become available.
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