Mars, Snickers and Milky Way recalled across Germany

Mars, Snickers and Milky Way recalled across Germany
Mars and Snickers bars being thrown away during a previous recall in Australia in 2005. Photo: DPA
Chocolate giant Mars on Tuesday ordered a massive recall of Mars and Snickers bars as well as Milky Way Minis in Germany after plastic was found in a product.

“Mars Chocolate is carrying out a voluntary recall of chocolate products of Mars, Snickers, Milky Way and Celebrations after plastic was found in a product,” the company said in a statement.

Products with a best before date from June 19, 2016 to January 8, 2017 have been affected, it said, adding that a full list can be found on its website

“With this recall, we would like to prevent consumers who have purchased one of the above-mentioned products from consuming it,” said Mars.

The US chocolate maker produces around 10 million snacks daily at its factory in western Germany's Viersen.

A spokesman was unable to say if Tuesday's recall was the biggest ever in the company's history.

The US giant's Dutch subsidiary also issued a call-back for similar products with the same expiration dates, Dutch news agency ANP said.

The products covered by the Dutch recall were all made at a factory in Veghel, in southern Netherlands, ANP said.

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