Mars Chocolate UK recalls products due to potential Salmonella presence

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Mars Chocolate UK and Mars Ireland have taken the precautionary step of voluntarily recalling certain products due to the potential presence of Salmonella in the ingredients used to make chocolate. However, no other brand or variety of chocolate, pack format, bar size or best before date has been affected.

The precautionary recall in the United Kingdom and Ireland concerns only the products mentioned 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 our consumers.

UK market only
Galaxy Milk 200g bar
Product ID code: AC76R
Batch code: 719G1SLO00 (best before May 6, 2018); 719G2SLO00 (best before May 6, 2018); 720A2SLO00 (best before May 13, 2018) and 720B1SLO00 (best before May 13, 2018)

Galaxy Milk 4X42g multi-pack bars
Product ID code: AF67D
Batch code: 719G1SLO00 (best before May 6, 2018) and 719G2SLO00 (best before May 6, 2018)

Galaxy Milk 42g bar
Product ID code: AN22R
Batch code: 719G2SLO00 (best before May 6, 2018)

Galaxy Counters 78g treat bag
Product ID code: AW99N
Batch code: 719G2SLO00 (best before May 6, 2018)

Maltesers Teasers 35g bar
Product ID code: AX46E
Batch code: 720D2SLO00 (best before May 13, 2018)

Galaxy Minstrels 118g pouch (Sweet Nights In promotion)
Product ID code: BJ30K
Batch code: 720B1SLO00 (best before May 13, 2018)

Ireland market only
Galaxy Counters 112g pouch
Product ID code: AW99G
Batch code: 720B1SLO00 (best before May 13, 2018) and 720C1SLO00 (best before May 13, 2018)

UK and Ireland market
Maltesers Teasers 35g bar
Product ID code: AX46E
Batch code: 720C1SLO00 (best before May 13, 2018)

A Mars Chocolate spokesperson reiterated, “Through our routine testing, we have detected the potential presence of Salmonella from the ingredients used to make our chocolate. As a precaution, we are voluntarily recalling certain Galaxy Smooth Milk Chocolate bars, Galaxy Minstrels and Galaxy Counters and Teasers bars.”

“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,” he added.

“If anybody has any of the products listed above, he/she should not eat it. He/she must keep the product and contact Mars Chocolate UK’s or Mars Ireland’s consumer care team to arrange return and reimbursement,” the spokesperson said.

“The precautionary recall has been initiated with the best interests of our consumers at heart,” he added, stating that no other brand or variety of chocolate, pack format, bar size or best before date was affected.

Source : fnbn

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