Stella Dimoko Mars Recalls Chocolate in 55 Countries


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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Mars Recalls Chocolate in 55 Countries

Chocolate maker Mars has ordered a recall of chocolate products in 55 countries.In the UK the products affected include funsize Mars and Milky Way bars and boxes of Celebrations.

In the Netherlands Mars and Snickers bars were also affected.

It comes after a customer in Germany found bits of plastic in a Snickers bar in January. The plastic was traced back to the Mars factory in the southern town of Veghel in the Netherlands.

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.
It covers mostly countries in Europe and does not extend to the US, where Mars is based.
The company has not said how many bars are affected or how much the recall will cost.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, or by post at Mars R1, FREEPOST, Mars Consumer Care.
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
Mars is one of the world's biggest food companies, with 29 chocolate brands including M&M's, Galaxy, Twix, Bounty and Maltesers. It also makes Wrigley gum, Uncle Ben's Rice, Dolmio pasta sauce and Pedigree pet food.

The company is one of the largest privately owned businesses in the US and had global sales of $33bn last year.

BBC reportage.

Never say Never oh,check any chocolate bars from Mar as indicated if you see any.


  1. No b to comot the plastic chop ur chocolate? abi theres smthg else they r not telling

  2. My naija people, go just remove the plastic chop the Mars. lol

    1. Hehe,Nma,exactly what I typed down there. Aha!

  3. Wow!
    That's a country where things work. Upon all we have been seeing in house of Chi products, they won't ever recall their products off the shelves.

  4. What a loss.Big blunder !. . Nigeria market trust them with what they can do with this. May God help us in this country.

  5. Never being a fan of Snickers. Bounty we love,sparingly sef.

    Oh so they make Wrigley gum? Never knew.

    Na God dey save us. In Naija,na to comot the plastic and chew on.

  6. Ah maltesers!I am addicted to it.funny thing is,I'm a tetley girl.straight additives.I detest chocolate and cocoa drinks and chocolate bars yet I can't do without make matters worse,it purges me so I binge on it on friday evenings and spend hours in the toilet on saturday.then throughout the week,I dnt touch anything with sugar in it.I need help.meanwhile,I've never heard they recalled any bad product in nigeria yet people drink cockroaches and bats in their chivita on a daily basis.

    1. Haaahaaahaaahaaa! Your comment really cracked me up! Yea I'm tetley lover too! Love coffee too!

    2. LMAO!@KARMAisabitch
      I am lactose intolerant,suddenly.. but I love my tea with plenty milk.

      I know the consequences of my actions when I scoop that milk like it is going out of sales..

      Result? Unending trips to the toilet...but the thickness of my tea is worth every purge!

  7. Ha the one my oga kept in the office, that i manage to thief eat. May God help me ooo

  8. That's a country that has the interest of its citizens @ heart. In Nigeria, everyone's interest is their pockets.

  9. Hmm... And I just bought a box of Mars on Saturday. Anyway I'm sure I won't notice it not while the chocolate is resetting my head


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