Mars Chocolate Issues Voluntary Recall for Netherlands Products
As Released by Mars.com
After a small piece of red plastic was found in a SNICKERS® bar purchased in Germany, Mars has made a precautionary decision to voluntarily recall a selection of SNICKERS®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and CELEBRATIONS®products produced in the Mars Netherlands factory.
We believe this is an isolated incident.
The recall concerns only specific products that were manufactured at the Netherlands facility during a limited production period, December 5, 2015 through January 18, 2016.
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 Netherlands facility.
Only certain products labeled on pack as “Mars Netherlands” are affected by this recall.
Mars Netherlands exports to a number of countries and some duty-free outlets, so the easiest way for consumers to determine whether they have a product that has been recalled is to look at the label. If it is not labeled “Mars Netherlands,” it is not included in the recall.
If you have questions about the recall, please contact your local Mars Consumer Care representative.
Ed. Note: While the recall is only for products prepared in the Netherlands, as Mars mentions above, products were shipped elsewhere or sold via Duty Free shops. If in doubt, be cautious about eating a product made within the production period mentioned above.
Visits to the mars.com website on the day of the recall, February 23, yielded only “The service is unavailable. Server is too busy” warnings, possibly due to excessive traffic regarding the recall.