Mars And Snickers Bars Recalled Across Europe


The maker of Mars and Snickers has recalled the chocolate bars, after pieces of plastic were found in its products.

All Mars and Snickers products, Milky Way Minis and Miniatures and certain packs of Celebrations with best before dates ranging from 19 June 2016, to 8 January 2017 are affected by the recall, and should not be eaten.

Mars products on sale in Britain are also affected, the AFP news agency reported.

Sky News could not reach Mars for comment, and its website was not responding.

Mars said in a statement earlier in the day: “We want to avoid having consumers who bought one of the [affected] products consume them.”

The company did not say how many products were affected, or what the cost could be, although its factory in Viersen, West Germany, produces around 10 million snacks every day.

Mars, Celebrations and Snickers have also been recalled in France, Belgium, Italy, Spain and in the Netherlands, according to AFP.

The Dutch products recalled were all made at a factory in Veghel, in the southern Netherlands, Dutch news agency ANP said.