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Chocolate giant Mars orders recall of Mars, Snickers bars in Germany

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Chocolate giant Mars Tuesday ordered a massive recall of Mars and Snickers bars as well as Milky Way Minis in Germany after plastic was found in a product.

[BERLIN] Chocolate giant Mars Tuesday ordered a massive recall of Mars and Snickers bars as well as Milky Way Minis in Germany after plastic was found in a product.

"Mars Chocolate is carrying out a voluntary recall of chocolate products of Mars, Snickers, Milky Way and Celebrations after plastic was found in a product," the company said in a statement.

Products with a best before date from June 19, 2016 to January 8, 2017 have been affected, it said, adding that a full list can be found on its website www.mars.de.

"With this recall, we would like to prevent consumers who have purchased one of the above-mentioned products from consuming it," said Mars.

The US chocolate maker produces around 10 million snacks daily at its factory in western Germany's Viersen.

A spokesman was unable to say if Tuesday's recall was the biggest ever in the company's history.

AFP

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