According to the Associated Press, American chocolate company Mars has issued a widespread recall of their candy bars in 55 countries in Europe and elsewhere after pieces of plastic were discovered in one of its products.
Although the company has not yet given specifics about which countries are affected, the recall affects all Mars, Snickers and Milky Way bars that were manufactured at a Dutch factory in Veghel. This also includes Milky Way Minis and Miniatures and specific Celebrations confectionery boxes that were labeled with best-before dates ranging from June 19, 2016 to Jan. 8, 2017.
NewsMax also reports that the company has “intentionally chosen a long production time frame in order to ensure that all possibly affected products are recalled.” Mars, Inc. is based in McLean, Va., and has so far not released any other public statements about the product recall. A press release explaining further details of the recall is expected in the coming days.
Until then, it’s wise to check the sell-by dates off all Mars candy bars you may have in your cupboard and throw out any that you suspect may be a part of the recall.