Mars Recall Snickers, Mars & Milky Way Over Choking Fears

23 February 2016
Mars Recall Over Choking Fears

UPDATE: Mars UK have now issued full details of the products affected by the recall. The following products are the only ones being recalled in the UK:

:: 250g bags of Mars Funsize, product code AV39F, with a best before date from 11/09/16 to 02/10/16.

:: 227g bags of Milky Way Funsize, product code AV39J, with best before date of 02/10/16.

:: Variety Funsize - Family Favourites, product code AV33W, with best before date from 29/05/16 to 14/08/16.

:: Variety Funsize - Party Mix, product code: AV33T, with best before date from 15/05/16 to 07/08/16.

:: 388g boxes of Celebrations, product code AJ46N, with a best before date from 08/05/16 to 28/08/16.

:: 245g boxes of Celebrations, product code AJ46R, with a best before date from 08/05/16 to 28/08/16.

:: 2.5kg catering cases of Snickers Miniatures, product code YF413, with best before date 07/08/16 and 14/08/16.

If you have bought one of the above products, do not eat it. Instead, please contact the Mars Consumer Care Team:

Telephone: 0800 952 0084
Post: Mars R1, FREEPOST, Mars Consumer Care

You can see the recall in full on the UK Food Standards Agency website here.

Mars have reportedly issued a recall of Mars and Snickers products in 55 countries after plastic was found in one of its products.

Mars and Snickers products, Milky Way Minis and Miniatures and certain packs of Celebrations with best before dates ranging from 19th June 2016, to 8th January 2017 are thought to be affected by the recall.

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

A spokesman for Mars in the Netherlands told The Associated Press that the recall affects 55 countries which have items distributed from the factory in the Netherlands, including Britain.

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.

At present there is no information on this European recall on the UK Food Standards Agency website, the Trading Standards Agency website, or from Mars in the UK. We will keep you updated as more details come in.

TOPICS:   News and Recalls

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