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FDA investigates Ky. Candy Factory worker diagnosed with hepatitis A



LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (The Anderson News) – The US Food and Drug Administration investigates hepatitis A after being diagnosed with an employee at a candy factory in Lawrenceburg.

According to our news partners at Anderson News, an employee at Bauer's Candies tested positive on November 27th.

No information has been published about a possible recall of sweets.

The Department of Health said the agency is working closely with the state Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Disease Control, together with the FDA, to encourage people to get vaccinated against the disease.

Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver disease that usually spreads when an individual unknowingly swallows the virus from objects, food or drink contaminated by small, undetected levels of defecation an infected person.

Bauer's Candies has been in business for over a century and is the maker of the famous Modjeska, which is referred to as the "Homemad" on the company's website. The creamy marshmallow center dipped by hand into a rich and creamy homemade Caramel. "

Although the confectionery manufacturer allows tours of his facility, he does not sell sweets in the factory. Instead, the candy for online orders is shipped all over the world and is available in numerous retail outlets.

The following statement from company owner Anna Bauer was published on Tuesday by the Health Department.

"Farmer's Candies has been fully cooperating with investigation and will continue to do so in the future," she said. "Bauer's Candies has committed to administer all hepatitis A vaccines since October so as not to work actively for Bauer."

Careful hand washing, even under the fingernails. With soap and water as well as the vaccination against endangered animals, the spread of this disease is prevented.


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