Mars recalls Snickers, Mars and Milky Way bars over ‘choking’ fears

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Mars recalls Snickers, Mars and Milky Way bars over ‘choking’ fears

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The maker of Mars bars has issued a full recall of Mars and Snickers products in 55 countries after plastic was found in one of its products.

It affects Mars and Snickers bars, Milky Way Minis, Miniatures and some Celebrations boxes.

Treats with best-before dates from June 19, 2016 – January 8, 2017 will be returned.

‘We want to avoid having consumers who bought one of the (affected) products consume them,’ Mars said in a statement on its German website.

Roel Govers, spokesman for Mars in the Netherlands, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the recall affects 55 countries but didn’t immediately provide further details.

The German DPA news agency, citing Mars in Germany, reported the voluntary recall affects products produced early this year in the Netherlands.

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The Dutch food safety authority posted what it said was a Mars press release on its website, saying a piece of plastic had been found in a product that could lead to choking.