Mars recalls chocolate products in 55 countries
23 February 2016 • Author(s): Victoria White
Mars is voluntarily recalling variants of its Snickers, Mars, Milky Way and Celebrations chocolate confectionery according to the Dutch food and safety authority, Nederlands Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit (NVWA), website.
The recall comes after small bits of red plastic were found in a Snickers bar in Germany.
The products have best before dates of 19th June 2016 and 8th January 2017, and, according to The Guardian, a spokesman for Mars said that the recall affects 55 countries. Mars has said the recall concerns only specific products that were manufactured at the company’s Netherlands facility during a limited production period, 5 December 2015 to 18 January 2016. The company added that only certain products labelled on pack as “Mars Netherlands” are affected by this recall. Mars Netherlands exports to a number of countries and some duty-free outlets, so the easiest way for consumers to determine whether they have a product that has been recalled is to look at the label. If it is not labeled “Mars Netherlands,” it is not included in the recall.
In a statement, Mars said: “Mars Chocolate is carrying out a voluntary recall of chocolate products of Mars, Snickers, Milky Way and Celebrations after a bit of plastic was found in a product.”
The company added: “With this recall, we would like to prevent consumers who have purchased one of the above-mentioned products from consuming it.”
The company said a full list of affected products could be found on its Germany website, www.mars.de.
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