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Mars recalls chocolate bars including Snickers from 55 countries


mars_625x350_81456301627Chocolate manufacturer Mars Inc has announced the recall of its bars chocolate bars in 55 countries, prominently in Europe after plastic content was found in one of its chocolates bought from Germany. The company said that the affect products were manufactured at a Dutch factory in Veghel. The recalled products include Mars, Snickers and Milky Way bars. These chocolates were primarily sold in European markets including Germany, Britain and France along with certain nations in Asia. A spokesperson for the company informed that the recall would come into effect since Monday. This follows a complaint from a consumer in Germany, who found red plastic in a Snickers bar in January 8 and sent it back to the company.

“We cannot be sure that this plastic was only in that particular Snickers,” a spokeswoman from Mars Netherlands said. “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 affected chocolates includes all Mars and Snickers products, Milky Way Minis and Miniatures with best-before dates ranging from June 19, 2016 to Jan. 8, 2017. This also includes certain kinds of Celebrations confectionery boxes as well. Those dates may not be the same in other countries, the spokeswoman said. Cadbury’s 2006 recall of more than 1 million chocolate bars after a salmonella outbreak cost that company roughly 20 million pounds. Mars Netherlands said it was working closely with the Dutch food safety authority on the matter, according to a statement.

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