Mars recalls chocolate bars

Voluntary recall issued in 55 countries after plastic was found in Snickers bar.

Not having a bar of it

Mars have recalled Snickers, Mars, Milky Way and Celebrations chocolate products after a small piece of red plastic was found in a Snickers bar purchased in Germany.

Mars believe it was an isolated incident, but have voluntarily recalled products manufactured at the Netherlands factory during 5 December 2015 and 18 January 2016. 

A statement issued by Mars International today instructed concerned customers to simply check the package. 

"The easiest way for consumers to determine whether they have a product that has been recalled is to look at the label. If it is not labelled 'Mars Netherlands', it is not included in the recall."

Is Australia affected?

While the number of products affected is limited, it is possible that some of the recalled products have been shipped to duty-free retailers, or brought into Australia by third-party importers that are not associated with Mars.

"We are not aware at this stage of [the recall] affecting products brought into Australia by Mars Chocolate Australia and it does not affect any of the products made by us at our facility in Ballarat, Victoria. Mars products sold in Coles and Woolworths are not affected," said a Mars Australia spokesperson. 

If you're unsure, however, check the label for "Mars Netherlands" before tucking into your treat.