The chocolate products included in the warning are Snickers Minis, Snickers Miniatures, Mars Mini, Mars Miniature and Best of Our Minis, all of which are produced in the Netherlands and carry the barcodes 5000159473996, 4011100037915, 5000159474931 and 4011100023710.
Mars Gulf, including the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman markets, has decided to have a precautionary recall of a selection of Snickers (Miniatures), Mars (Minis and Miniatures) and Best of Our Minis products made in the Netherlands after finding a piece of red plastic in one Snickers bar purchased in Germany.
The statement said it was a voluntary measure taken by Mars to avoid any possibility of health hazards that may be caused by the presence of pieces of plastic.
Mars Gulf also pointed out that it was an isolated incident, limited to certain products made in the Netherlands.
“This incident has no impact on any of our same chocolate brands or products other than mentioned already or produced in other countries regardless of format, size, batches or packaging,” the statement added.
Product Weight Expiry dates
Snickers Miniatures 150g Dec 4, ‘16 – Jan 8, ‘17
Mars Minis 144g Dec 11, ‘16 – Jan 8, ‘17
Mars Minis 270g Dec 11, ‘16 – Jan 8, ‘17
Mars Miniatures 150g Dec 4, ‘16 – Jan 1, ‘17
Best of Our Minis 710g Sep 11, ‘16 – Nov 13, ‘16
Best of Our Minis 500g Sep 4, ‘16 – Nov 13, ‘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.