FDA: Recalled sweets could be contaminated with hepatitis A

Kentucky candy

Kentucky candy

Sweets manufactured at a Kentucky company may be containminated with hepatitis A, the Federal Food and Drug Administration reported.

Chocolates and caramel sweets are linked to a possible Hepatitis A contamination, according to the FDA.

At this time, the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are not aware of any cases of Hepatitis A related to consumption of these sweets.

The FDA asks anyone who ate the candy in question to consult with their doctors.

The FDA said it is working with the company on a voluntary recall of the sweets and will release details as they become available.

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Whereas the chance of contracting hepatitis A is low, the FDA suggested customers who bought the affected sweets to seek the advice of a health care provider, particularly if they don't seem to be vaccinated towards hepatitis A. The liver infection is brought on by the hepatitis A virus, in line with the CDC.

Already in 2019, we have the latest recall of Bauer's sweets that are manufactured in Kentucky.

"Bauer's voluntarily closed the facility, discarded all candy in house, sanitized per protocol, and began working with Federal and State agencies", the company said in a statement. These agencies have cleared us to continue operation. Hepatitis A is a contagious infection that attacks the liver. It is usually spread when a person ingests fecal matter from an infected person, which can happen when the infected person prepared food without observing proper hygiene. Common symptoms include fatigue, stomach pain, low appetite, nausea, and jaundice.

Hepatitis A can cause the infected person to be sick for "several weeks", the CDC said.

They say all candy purchased after November 14 should be thrown away and not eaten. Young children, however, may not show symptoms.

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