FDA health alert: Chocolates could be contaminated with hepatitis A

The FDA wants you to throw away some chocolates that may be contaminated with hepatitis A.

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A worker at Bauer’s Candies in Kentucky tested positive for the contagious liver disease, prompting the FDA to issue a public health alert advising consumers to get rid of any Bauer’s Candies’ Modjeskas purchased after Nov. 14.

Modjeskas are individually-wrapped marshmallow candies covered in chocolate or caramel. They were sold on QVC and at bauerscandy.com.

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The “employee who tested positive for the virus worked in our facility between the dates of Nov. 16-23, 2018,” said Bauer’s Candies President Anne Bauer in a statement on the company’s website.

The statement goes on to say the “risk of contamination is low” and that candy manufactured after Nov. 25 is not affected in any way.

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News Center 7 consumer reporter Rachel Murray is looking into the risks and will have what you need to know today on WHIO-TV at 5 p.m.

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