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Mars recalls products in 55 countries after plastic found in snickers bar


02-24-2016 06:24 BJT

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U.S. chocolate maker Mars is recalling chocolate bars and other products in 55 countries, mainly in Europe. The move comes after a customer found a red piece of plastic in a Snickers bar bought on January 8 in Germany.

The recall affected all Mars, Snickers and Milky Way bars, among others.

All of the recalled products, according to a Mars spokeswoman, were manufactured at a Dutch factory in Veghel.

Mars in France was also recalling some products due to the incident.

Emmanuella, a consumer in Paris, said she trusts organic brands more, but believes this kind of event could affect any company.

"I eat mainly organic products because I think it's better for my health, it has more stringent checks, there is less sugar and the products taste better. But I admit that I totally trust brands like Mars, I think the same kind of thing can happen to an organic brand."

As the company cannot guarantee that no plastic will be found in other products made at the Veghel factory, it says it has decided to recall everything made there over a specific period.

Manufacturing dates for the different products vary, but in general those with a best-before date of between June 19, 2016 and January 8, 2017 are being recalled.

Mars, based in Mount Olive, in New Jersey in the United States, is one of the world's biggest food companies, with 29 chocolate brands including M&M's, Galaxy, Twix, Bounty and Maltesers.

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