Recall of Mars products for UK and Ireland
Mars Chocolate UK and Mars Ireland have recalled a number of products from their ranges following the discovery of a potential Salmonella outbreak among them.
12 June 2017
Several products have been recalled from shelves by Mars in Ireland and the UK following the discovery of a potential Salmonella infection from the ingredients used in making chocolate.
The precautionary recall in the UK and Ireland concerns only the products below with the following best before dates distributed by Mars Chocolate UK and Mars Ireland.
In total, a small amount of the below packaged units distributed in both countries could potentially be affected. The retrieval of this product is to ensure the confidence and safety of consumers, the company said in its statement.
The affected products and product codes are:
GALAXY Milk 200g Bar, Best Before May 6, 2018 or May 13, 2018
GALAXY Milk 4x42g Multipack Bars, Best Before May 6 2018
GALAXY Milk 42g Bar, Best Before May 6 2018
GALAXY Counters 78g Treat Bag, Best Before May 6 2018
GALAXY Counters 112g Pouch, Best Before May 13 2018
MALTESERS Teasers 35g Bar, Best Before May 13 2018
GALAXY Minstresl 118g Pouch (Sweet Nights In promotion), Best Before May 13 2018
A Mars Chocolate spokesperson said:
“Through our routine testing, we have detected the potential presence of Salmonella from the ingredients used to make our chocolate,” the company said in a statement. “As a precaution, we are voluntarily recalling certain products.
“We are working closely with the relevant food safety authorities and our customers to ensure that the affected products are no longer available for purchase. If you have one of the products listed above, please keep the product and contact our Consumer Care team to arrange return and reimbursement.”
“This precautionary recall has been initiated with the best interests of our consumers at heart and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.
“No other brands or varieties of chocolate, pack formats, bar sizes or best before dates are affected.”