Plastic alert on Mars sweets

A general photo of a 'fun size' pack of Mars bars and a box of Celebration chocolates, as the confectionery giant has recalled some of its most popular chocolates in the UK after a piece of plastic was found in one of its products.
Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
A general photo of a 'fun size' pack of Mars bars and a box of Celebration chocolates, as the confectionery giant has recalled some of its most popular chocolates in the UK after a piece of plastic was found in one of its products. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
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Sweet maker Mars is recalling some funsize chocolate bars after plastic was found in one of its products.

The alert in Britain, which also includes some Celebrations products, came after the German dpa news agency, citing Mars in Germany, said the voluntary recall affects products produced early this year in the Netherlands.

Roel Govers, spokesman for Mars in the Netherlands, said the recall affects 55 countries but did not provide further details.

Today the UK Food Standards Agency Mars said: ‘Chocolate UK has taken the precautionary step of recalling products produced in the Netherlands that possibly contain pieces of plastic. Other products are being recalled in Europe which have not been distributed via the Mars UK distribution route.

The FSA said the follow products manufactured in the Netherlands and distributed in the UK were being recalled in Britain:-

Product: Mars Funsize

Product code: AV39F

Pack size: Fun size bag 250g

‘Best before’ end: from 11 September 2016 to 2 October 2016

Product: Milky Way Funsize

Product code: AV39J

Pack size: Fun size bag 227g

‘Best before’ end: 2 October 2016

Product: Variety Funsize, Family Favourites

Product code: AV33W

‘Best before’ end: from 29 May 2016 to 14 August 16

Product: Variety Funsize, Party Mix

Product code: AV33T

‘Best before’ end: from 15 May 2016 to 7 August 2016

Product: Celebrations

Product code: AJ46N

Pack size: 388g box

‘Best before’ end: from 8 May 2016 to 28 August 2016

Product: Celebrations

Product code: AJ46R

Pack size: 245g box

‘Best before’ end: from 8 May 2016 to 28 August 2016

Products recalled from retail and foodservice business customers only:

Product: Celebrations, 2.5kg catering case

Product code: YF413

Pack size: 388g

‘Best before’ end: 7 August 2016 and 14 August 2016

The FSA advised: ‘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

Email: recall@uk.mars.com’