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

Bauer’s Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas purchased after Nov. 14 should not be eaten the FDA said

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recalling Bauer's Candies' Modjeskas over a possible hepatitis A contamination.

The FDA released a warning stating that Bauer's sweets products could be contaminated with hepatitis A.

Officials are working with the Kentucky based company on a voluntary recall of affected products.

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"At this time, the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are not aware of any cases of hepatitis A related to consumption of these sweets", the recall said.

"Bauer's sweets greatly values your business", the statement began.

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In a statement, the President of Bauer's sweets said that it voluntarily closed its facility and "discarded all candy in house, sanitized per protocol, and began working with Federal and State agencies" when it learned of the employee's illness.

Any sweets purchased after November 14, 2018, may be contaminated because a worker in the facility tested positive for hepatitis A, according to the FDA. The president of Bauer's sweets said the company voluntarily discarded all in-house candy, sanitized equipment, and began working with federal and stages agencies after learning about the possible contamination.

The FDA says the transmission of the virus through the candy is low.

The company repeated that there is minimal risk of contamination. "These agencies have cleared us to continue operation". People that bought the candy after November 14 should throw the product away.

Bauer's sweets did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for additional comment.

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