Mars recalls chocolate bars in UK and 54 countries, including Snickers, Celebrations, Mars bars and Milky Way

 
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Chocolate maker Mars has been forced to recall chocolate bars including best-selling Mars and Snickers from more than 50 countries, including the UK after they were found to potentially contain bits of plastic.

The US company said the popular sweets are being recalled in 55 countries across Europe, including the UK, Germany, France and the Netherlands in Europe as well as Sri Lanka and Vietnam but the number of products affected is not yet known.

Those with best before dates of between 19 June 2016 and 8 January 2017 produced at its factory in the Netherlands are being cleared from shelves.

The company said in a statement: "With this recall, we would like to prevent consumers who have purchased one of the above-mentioned products from consuming it."

The decision was made after a person in Germany reported finding a piece of plastic in a Snickers bar last month.

A full list of the products potentially affected are on the Mars website, however, that could not be accessed at the time of writing.

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