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Recall on Bauer's Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas Sold at QVC

I got this notice from the FDA and thought I should post it here since the candy is sold at QVC.

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Public Health Alert Concerning a Possible Hepatitis A Contamination of Bauer’s Candies’ Modjeskas December 6, 2018

The FDA is alerting consumers to possible hepatitis A contamination of Bauer’s Candies Modjeskas, an individually wrapped marshmallow candy dipped in chocolate or caramel. We are advising consumers not to eat and to throw away any Bauer’s Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas, purchased after November 14, 2018 because a worker in the facility tested positive for hepatitis A.
 
These products are available at retail locations and can also be purchased through QVC and BauersCandy.com. We are currently working with Bauer’s Candies, located in Kentucky, on a voluntary recall of affected products. This posting will be updated with recall and retail information as it becomes available.
 
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 candies. Hepatitis A can have a long incubation period and can have serious health consequences for some people, especially those with other health problems. Although the risk of hepatitis A transmission from the candy is low, FDA recommends that consumers who ate candies purchased after November 14, 2018 and have not been vaccinated for hepatitis A consult with their healthcare professional to determine whether post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is indicated. PEP may be recommended for unvaccinated people who have been exposed to hepatitis A virus (HAV) in the last 2 weeks; those with evidence of previous hepatitis A vaccination do not require PEP.
 
Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from infection with HAV. When symptoms occur, they can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. Hepatitis A is usually spread when a person ingests fecal matter — even in microscopic amounts — from an infected person; this can happen when an infected person prepares food without appropriate hand hygiene, even before that person shows symptoms of illness.
 
People infected with HAV 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. Young children may not show symptoms of HAV infection.
 
The FDA is recommending that anyone who ate Bauer’s Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas purchased after November 14, 2018, consult with their healthcare provider to determine whether PEP is indicated. Consumers and retailers should throw away and not consume any chocolate or caramel Modjeskas purchased after November 14, 2018.

 

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@NickNack.....will be interesting to see what QVC is going to do about it.

 

Thank goodness I haven't ordered any food from them for quite some time now.

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Re: Recall on Bauer's Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas Sold at QVC

Are they sold on QVC as Bauer's Candies or Modjeskas or something else?  I did a quick search and couldn't find them.

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@ValuSkr wrote:

Are they sold on QVC as Bauer's Candies or Modjeskas or something else?  I did a quick search and couldn't find them.


 

 

@ValuSkr  I really don't know.  I thought I had seen Modjeskas presented here recently.  Maybe they've taken them off the website due to the recall.

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            The FDA notice is at this link and it doesn't appear that they've made any changes or updates to it since 12/6/18:

 

https://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/SafetyAlertsAdvisories/ucm627841.htm

 

            QVC had numerous listings.   They won't show up on a search here on the site, but if you go to your search engine and look for Bauer’s Candies’ Modjeskas offered by qvc you'll see many...  all of them evidently removed from QVC's website.

 

            Thank you for this alert, @NickNack.

 

 

 

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@NickNack wrote:

I got this notice from the FDA and thought I should post it here since the candy is sold at QVC.

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Public Health Alert Concerning a Possible Hepatitis A Contamination of Bauer’s Candies’ Modjeskas December 6, 2018

The FDA is alerting consumers to possible hepatitis A contamination of Bauer’s Candies Modjeskas, an individually wrapped marshmallow candy dipped in chocolate or caramel. We are advising consumers not to eat and to throw away any Bauer’s Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas, purchased after November 14, 2018 because a worker in the facility tested positive for hepatitis A.
 
These products are available at retail locations and can also be purchased through QVC and BauersCandy.com. We are currently working with Bauer’s Candies, located in Kentucky, on a voluntary recall of affected products. This posting will be updated with recall and retail information as it becomes available.
 
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 candies. Hepatitis A can have a long incubation period and can have serious health consequences for some people, especially those with other health problems. Although the risk of hepatitis A transmission from the candy is low, FDA recommends that consumers who ate candies purchased after November 14, 2018 and have not been vaccinated for hepatitis A consult with their healthcare professional to determine whether post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is indicated. PEP may be recommended for unvaccinated people who have been exposed to hepatitis A virus (HAV) in the last 2 weeks; those with evidence of previous hepatitis A vaccination do not require PEP.
 
Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from infection with HAV. When symptoms occur, they can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. Hepatitis A is usually spread when a person ingests fecal matter — even in microscopic amounts — from an infected person; this can happen when an infected person prepares food without appropriate hand hygiene, even before that person shows symptoms of illness.
 
People infected with HAV 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. Young children may not show symptoms of HAV infection.
 
The FDA is recommending that anyone who ate Bauer’s Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas purchased after November 14, 2018, consult with their healthcare provider to determine whether PEP is indicated. Consumers and retailers should throw away and not consume any chocolate or caramel Modjeskas purchased after November 14, 2018.

 


 

 

Thank you you for this warning @NickNack!

 

 

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Why has QVC been silent on this when it was known in EARLY DECEMBER?

 

Hmmmmmm.......🤔

 

 

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Why has QVC been silent on this when it was known in EARLY DECEMBER?

 

Hmmmmmm.......🤔

 

 


 

 

 

they have NOT been silent.

there is a recall link on the homepage for any items that are on a recall.

also, if anything is recalled, qvc is pretty quick to send out emails and/or phone calls, and/or letters to those that purchased the items.

 

also, this is now at least the third thread on this recall.

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@marlielou wrote:

Why has QVC been silent on this when it was known in EARLY DECEMBER?

 

Hmmmmmm.......🤔

 

 


 

 

 

they have NOT been silent.

there is a recall link on the homepage for any items that are on a recall.

also, if anything is recalled, qvc is pretty quick to send out emails and/or phone calls, and/or letters to those that purchased the items.

 

also, this is now at least the third thread on this recall.


 

 

@Sunshine45,

This actually is the first thread not the third.

 

@NickNack tried to make Q customers aware of this on December 6.