Lidl recalls Mars and Snickers six packs – as bars may contain pieces of plastic
Lidl UK has taken the precautionary step of recalling Mars 6 pack chocolate bars (270g) and Snickers 6 pack chocolate bars (300g), supplied by Mars Chocolate Germany, because they possibly contain pieces of plastic.
Mars has already recalled many products globally after a customer in Germany found bits of plastic in a Snickers bar in January, it was traced back to the Mars factory in the southern town of Veghel in the Netherlands.
Products recalled include funsize packs of Mars and Milky Way bars and boxes of Celebrations manufactured at the Veghel factory.
Lidl UK are recalling; Mars Chocolate Bars 6 pack/270g (Best before’ date: 4 September 2016, 25 September 2016, 9 October 2016, 16 October 2016) and Snickers Chocolate Bars 6 pack/300g (‘Best before’ date: 10 July 2016, 24 July 2016)
No other varieties of chocolate, pack formats or bar sizes are affected in Lidl UK and no other best before dates are impacted.
To date Mars has ordered a recall of chocolate products in 55 countries.
A Mars Netherlands spokesperson said:
“We cannot be sure that this plastic was only in that particular Snickers. We do not want any products on the market that may not meet our quality requirements, so we decided to take them all back.”
The recall only involved products manufactured at the Dutch plant.
The products in the UK include Mars, Milky Way, Snickers and Celebrations in various package sizes:
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 a best before date of 02/10/16
Variety Funsize – Family Favourites (product code AV33W) with a best before date from 29/05/16 to 14/08/16
Variety Funsize – Party Mix (product code AV33T) with a 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 a best before date of 07/08/16 and 14/08/16
The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) advised consumers not to eat the affected products and to contact Mars’ consumer care team on 0800 952 0084, firstname.lastname@example.org or by post at Mars R1, FREEPOST, Mars Consumer Care.As well as the new Lidl recall other products affected include funsize Mars and Milky Way bars and boxes of Celebrations. Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com