Mars and Snickers multipack chocolate bars could contain plastic, Lidl warns

Mars and Snickers multipack bars from a factory in Germany may have been contaminated 

Mars and Snickers multipack bars from a factory in Germany may have been contaminated with bits of plastic, according to Lidl. 

Lidl recalled Mars six-pack chocolate bars and Snickers six-pack chocolate bars over fears they could be a health risk.

The exact best before dates of the affected bars are as follows: 

  • Mars chocolate bars, 6 pack/270g, best before: 4 September 2016, 25 September 2016, 9 October 2016, 16 October 2016
  • Snickers chocolate bars, 6 pack/300g, best before: 10 July 2016, 24 July 2016.

Mars has recalled chocolate bars in 55 countries after a customer in Germany found bits of plastic in a Snickers bar in January.

All products made at the same time and at the same factory in the Netherlands have been recalled from Europe.

A Mars Netherlands spokesperson said: “We cannot be sure that this plastic was only in that particular Snickers. We do not want any products on the market that may not meet our quality requirements, so we decided to take them all back.”

The FSA has previously said that customers should avoid eating funsize Mars and Milky Way bars and boxes of Celebrations. A full list of the affected products is available here

 

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