Mars bars recalled after plastic found in chocolate

Funsize bars of Mars (250g), are among four products being recalled in Ireland due to the possible presence of plastic pieces.

The recall — which includes Funsize Milky Way (227g), Funsize Mix Variety Pack (358g) and Celebrations (380g box) — extends to 55 countries, mainly in Europe.

It comes after a customer found a piece of plastic in a Snickers bar purchased in Germany.

The error was traced back to a Mars factory in Veghel, the Netherlands.

A spokesperson for Mars Netherlands said: “We cannot be sure that this plastic was only in that particular Snickers.

“We do not want any products on the market that may not meet our quality requirements, so we decided to take them all back.”

The company said that in some instances, such a piece of plastic could present a choking hazard.

The recall only involves products manufactured at the Dutch plant.

The company has not said how many bars are affected or how much the recall will cost.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland posted a notice on its website, (www.fsai.ie), advising consumers that Mars Ireland is implementing its own recall of the products as a precautionary measure.

The products have a range of best before dates from May 8, 2016, to October 2, 2016.

No other varieties of chocolate, pack formats or bar sizes are affected in Ireland.

Consumers can contact Mars Ireland on 1890 812 315 or email recall@uk.mars. com with any queries.


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