The FDA is warning customers that a candy they purchased from QVC might be contaminated with Hepatitis A.
Consumers and retailers should throw away any chocolate or caramel Modjeskas purchased after November 14.
Treats sold by a candy company are being recalled because of a possible Hepatitis A contamination.
Symptoms of the disease 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", says the FDA.
We would like to inform you that although we have required the Hepatitis A vaccination of all employees since October of this year, an employee who tested positive for the virus worked in our facility between the dates of November 16 - 23rd, 2018.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued a warning to consumers about certain sweets made in Kentucky that could be contaminated with hepatitis A, a highly contagious liver disease, the New York Post reported. "These agencies have cleared us to continue operation".
Officials recommend those who ate the sweets purchased after November 14 consult with their healthcare provider to determine whether post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is indicated, even though the risk of hepatitis A transmission from the candy is low. Young children may not show symptoms of HAV infection. It is highly contagious and is typically spread through sexual contact, needle sharing, or by consuming food that has been contaminated by someone infected with the virus.
-Peel and wash all fresh fruits and vegetables yourself.
-Thoroughly wash your hands often, especially after using the toilet or changing a diaper and before preparing food or eating.