While the risk of infection is low, the FDA recommends that anyone who ate the affected candies and who has not been vaccinated for hepatitis A consult a health care professional.
Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis A virus, the statement said. Symptoms can take 15 to 50 days to appear, and can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months.
Hepatitis A symptoms include fatigue, low appetite, stomach pain, nausea and jaundice, according to the CDC.
More information can be found at the FDA website.