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Mars recall extended to 55 countries

23 February 2016

A recall issued by Mars for millions of its chocolate bars has been extended to 55 countries. 

The recall comes after a consumer found a piece of plastic in a Mars bar. 

Mars, Snickers, Celebrations, Milky Way and Mini Mix with best before dates from June this year to January 17 are affected. 

“As far as we know there are 55 countries involved,” Eline Bijveld, Mars corporate affairs coordinator for the Netherlands told AFP.

The recall “only involves the products that are made in the Netherlands”, at the Mars factory in the southern town of Veghel, the news agency reported. 

A full list of products and affected countries is not available. A spokesman for Mars was not immediately available for comment. 

Mars Inc wrote on their German website that consumers should return affected items. 

“We want to avoid having consumers who bought one of the (affected) products consume them,'” the company said. 

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