A recall for Mars chocolate for a possible choking hazard was announced on February 23, so if you recently purchased Snickers, Mars, Milky Way, or Celebrations candy recently there’s a possibility it’s on the recall list.
Mars reports that the recalled candy was manufactured at their Netherlands facility and the chocolate bars were shipped to 55 countries. Although most of the shipments were within Europe, some shipments went to duty free retailer shops in airports and train stations — that means the recalled Mars candy may have been purchased by travelers from around the world.
The recall was sparked by a consumer who found a small piece of red plastic in a Snickers bar purchased in Germany. The tainted candy reportedly comes from a batch that was manufactured between December 5, 2015 and January 18, 2016.
If you were traveling abroad over the past two months and purchased a Snickers bar, Milky Way, Mars, Celebrations, or Mini Mix candy, check the wrapper to see if it is labeled “Mars Netherlands.” If not, the candy is not part of the recall.
If you did buy Mars candy in December or January, there’s a possibility that it’s part of the recall. The good news is that the company feels that the plastic found in one bar was an isolated incident, so chances are you have nothing to worry about.
However, if you do find that you have the recalled Mars candy, email or call Mars Consumer Care for assistance.