LAWRENCEBURG, KY (WKYT) – The FDA warns consumers to discard Anderson County's confectionery products and not eat them.
This warning applies to products that were subsequently purchased November 14, according to FDA.
The alarm is triggered after a case of hepatitis A was diagnosed by a Bauer employee.
People who bought sweets while the employee was working there have a very low risk of infection. The local health department did not advise consumers to throw away one of the company's products.
The owner of the business contacted WKYT, saying that the FDA's warning only applies to candies made between 1
Bauer said the employee had worked for the company just one week before the incident.
"As soon as it became known that the employee was ill, Bauer was voluntarily closed down, we threw away all the sweets and sanitized the building with the FDA protocol," said Anna Bauer, owner of Bauer Candies. "I have already contacted customers who have received sweets during this time and will also do so with instructions to replace sweets or credits."
At that time, the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were unaware of any cases of hepatitis A related to the consumption of these candies.
No other cases of hepatitis A have been reported.
The best ways to prevent hepatitis A is to get vaccinated and to practice suitable hand-washing practices. Abdominal pain, nausea, dark urine, pale stools and jaundice. People can get sick 15 to 50 days after getting the virus. If you have symptoms, you should see a doctor.