Australia not impacted by Mars chocolate recall

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 24th February 2016

Mars chocolates manufactured in Australia has not been impacted by a global recall impacting 55 countries.


Chocolates manufactured in Mars’ Netherland production facility have today been recalled after a small piece of red plastic was found by a consumer in one of its Snickers bars purchased in Germany.


Mars Australia has however told the ABC that it was not aware at this stage of it affecting Mars products imported into Australia and the recall does not impact any of its products produced at its Australian plant in Ballarat, Victoria.


It said Mars chocolates sold in Coles and Woolworths supermarkets in Australia were safe, however it was possible some of the affected products could have been shipped to duty-free retailers or brought into Australia by third-party importers not associated with Mars.


Only selected products with “Mars Netherlands” printed on packaging have been recalled.


The recall does impact a large number of European countries and some Asian countries where Mars sells Snickers, Mars Bars, Milk Way and Celebration chocolates. The US is not involved in the recall. “Funsized” versions of Mars chocolates account for the majority of products recalled.