Popular Kentucky-made candies recalled due to Hepatitis A concerns


LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (WTHR) - Candy from a popular Kentucky confectioner is being recalled over Hepatitis A concerns.

The FDA issued a public health alert for Modjeskas made by Bauer's Candies in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, east of Lexington. The marshmallow candy, which is covered in chocolate or caramel, is being recalled after a worker where the candy is made tested positive for Hepatitis A.

Any Modjeskas bought after November 14, 2018 should not be eaten, the FDA said.

Company president Anna Bauer said the facility was closed after learning of the employee's illness, all candy in stock was thrown out and the facility was sterilized. The company has since been cleared to resume operations and said that no candy made after November 25 are affected.

If you have questions about the recall, contact Bauer's by phone at 502-839-3700 or by email at anna@bauerscandy.com.

Bauer's Candies has been in business since 1889, when it began making the Modjeskas using a secret recipe.

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