Certain sweets made by a company in Kentucky could be contaminated with hepatitis A, a highly contagious infection that typically affects the liver, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in a recent warning to consumers.
The sweets are individually wrapped marshmallows dipped in chocolate or caramel, according to the FDA website.
The FDA is recalling Bauer's Candies' Modjeskas over a possible hepatitis A contamination.
The FDA is warning customers that a candy they purchased from QVC might be contaminated with Hepatitis A.
The FDA says the transmission of hepatitis A through the candy is low.
Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from infection with HAV.
Those infected with hepatitis A may not have symptoms until 15 to 50 days after exposure. Symptoms may include fever, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, yellowing of the skin or eyes (known as jaundice), dark urine, and pale stool. The FDA recommends anyone who ate the candy, bought after November 14, 2018, to contact their healthcare provider if they don't have the hepatitis A vaccine. Consumers and retailers should throw away and not consume any chocolate or caramel Modjeskas purchased after November 14, 2018.