FDA: Candy sold on QVC might be contaminated with Hepatitis A

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FDA: Candy sold on QVC might be contaminated with Hepatitis A

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

The FDA has been working with the 130-year-old candymaker on a voluntary recall after a worker at the Bauer's facility in Kentucky tested positive for hepatitis A.

The FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agencies are not aware of any hepatitis A cases related to the consumption of these sweets, according to the release.

The FDA advised that customers who bought the sweets should throw them away. The FDA is working with Bauer's sweets on a voluntary recall, the company added, including the sweets had been primarily bought by QVC and the corporate's web site.

The agency recommends that those who have eaten the candies and are not vaccinated for hepatitis A to consult their doctors about whether they need a post-exposure prophylaxis treatment.

Candy produced after November 25 was not affected.

USA Today reports that the employee that tested positive for the virus worked at the company until November 23. It was discovered that a worker that was employed with the company until November 23, 2018 was tested positive for Hepatitis A. It has been recorded that Bauer's has already thrown out all remaining sweets in the factory and followed all sanitation protocols. These agencies have cleared us to continue operation. It is a contagious liver disease and is usually spread when a person ingests fecal matter.

It adds: "When symptoms occur, they can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months".

The symptoms of hepatits A typically start anywhere from 15 to 50 days after exposure.

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