Chocolate giant Mars recalls some products across Gulf markets

Recall in UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman follows discovery of plastic in Snickers bar in Germany
Chocolate giant Mars recalls some products across Gulf markets
By Staff writer
Wed 24 Feb 2016 02:44 PM

Confectionery giant Mars said on Wednesday it has decided to take a "precautionary recall" of some of its chocolate products in the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman markets.

Mars Gulf said in a statement that it is recalling a selection of Snickers (Miniatures), Mars (Minis and Miniatures) and Best of Our Minis products produced in The Netherlands after finding a piece of red plastic in one of Snickers bar purchased in Germany.

The regional recall is part of a global move affecting a total of 55 countries.

"This is a voluntary measure taken by Mars to avoid any possibility of health hazards that may be caused by the presence of pieces of plastics," the company said. 

"This is an isolated incident that is limited to the products above produced in the Netherlands. This incident has no impact on any of our same chocolate brands or products outside the above list or produced in other countries regardless of format, size, batches or packaging," it added.

Mars Gulf advised consumers who have purchased any of the affected products to contact the Mars Consumer Care representative on the following e-mail address

"Mars Gulf would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to our consumers by this incident," it said.

The recall is limited to the following products produced in Veghel, Netherlands:

Snickers Miniatures 150g (with expiry date of 4 Dec 16 – 8 Jan 17)

Mars Minis 144g (11 Dec 16 – 8 Jan 17)

Mars Minis 270g (11 Dec 16 – 8 Jan 17)

Mars Miniatures 150g (4 Dec 16 – 1 Jan 17)

Best of Our Minis 710g (11 Sep 16 – 13 Nov 16)

Best of Our Minis 500g (4 Sep 16 – 13 Nov 16)

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