LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (WKYT) – The FDA now warns consumers to throw away and not eat Bauer's Candies Modjeskas made in…
LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (WKYT) – The FDA now warns consumers to throw away and not eat Bauer’s Candies Modjeskas made in Anderson County.
This warning applies to any of the purchased products after November 14, according to the FDA.
The warning occurs after one of Bauer’s employees has been diagnosed with a case of hepatitis A.
People who bought candy while the worker worked there has a very low risk of being infected. The local health department did not advise consumers to throw out any of the company’s products.
The shopkeeper contacted WKYT and said that she was under the impression that the FDA’s warning only concerned candy produced from 1
6-23 November. This contrasts with what was found in the FDA’s previous issue.
Bauer said that the employee in question only worked for the company one week before the event.
“Once informed that the worker was ill, Bauer closed down voluntarily, discard any candy that was left and sanitized the building using the FDA protocol,” said Anna Bauer, owner of Bauer Candies. “I have already reached out to customers who have received candy during that time and will continue to do so with instructions on replacing candy or credit.”
At this time, the FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are not aware of any cases of hepatitis A related to the consumption of these candy.
No further cases of hepatitis A are reported.
The best methods for avoiding hepatitis A are to be vaccinated and exercise the right hand wash.
Health experts say that symptoms of hepatitis A are fatigue, decreased appetite, stomach ache, nausea, darkened urine, pale stools and jaundice. People may get sick 15-50 days after being exposed to the virus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should seek medical attention.