US confectionery giant Mars has ordered a full recall of a number of its most popular chocolate bars in the UK, and several other European nations.
Customers are warned not to eat any Mars or Snickers bars or Celebration boxes with best before dates from June 2016 to January 2017, as they may contain plastic.
The massive recall covers millions of products sold in 55 countries, including the UK, Germany, Spain and France, which are all made at Mars Inc’s factory in Veghel in the Netherlands.
The move comes after a customer found a red piece of plastic in a Snickers bar bought on January 8 in Germany.
After he complained to Mars, the plastic was traced back to Veghel which determined that it came from a protective cover used in the plant’s manufacturing process.