The latest recall affected Mars chocolate bars, sold in six pack/270g and Snickers chocolate bars, sold in six packs weigh size: 6 pack/300g. See full details below.
Mars blamed the recall on “a piece of plastic” that was found in one of its products.
The manufacturer apologised to customers in a point of sale notice. “Mars Chocolate regrets any inconvenience caused to consumers and offers their sincere apologies,” according to the notice.
A spokesman for the Food Standards Agency said: “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 said on Tuesday (February 23) the UK recall affected mainly fun-sized products. The firm said in a statement: “Mars Chocolate UK takes the precautionary step of recalling products produced [at its Veghel factory] in the Netherlands, due to the possibility of plastic contamination in our products.”
The recall arises from concern that potential plastic contamination could represent a choking hazard.
The Lidl Mars recall
Mars chocolate bars
- Pack size: 6 pack/270g
- ‘Best before’ date: September 4 2016, September 25 2016, October 9 2016, October 16 2016
Snickers chocolate bars
- Pack size: 6 pack/300g
- ‘Best before’ date: July 10 2016, July 24 2016