Plastic in Snickers bar prompts Mars recall in 55 countries

February 26, 2016

After a small piece of red plastic was found in one Snickers bar purchased in Germany on January 8, Mars has made a precautionary decision to voluntarily recall a selection of Snickers, Mars, Milky Way, and Celebrations products produced in its Netherlands factory. The company has stated that it believes it was an isolated incident.

The recall concerns only specific products that were manufactured at the Netherlands facility during a limited production period, Dec. 5, 2015–Jan. 18, 2016. The affected products are labeled on pack as “Mars Netherlands.” While the number of Mars products affected is limited, they have been shipped to numerous countries outside the Netherlands, including some duty-free retailers. As a precaution, the product recall is being implemented in all markets served by the company’s Netherlands facility.

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