Mars chocolate bar recall thought to include UK

Funsize Mars Bars are one of the products being recalled.
Funsize Mars Bars are one of the products being recalled.

A 55-country product recall from US chocolate maker Mars due to plastic found in one of its products is believed to include the UK.

It was reported this morning that Roel Govers, spokesman for Mars in the Netherlands, announced that the recall affects 55 countries, although he didn’t immediately provide further details.

The German DPA news agency, citing Mars in Germany, reported the voluntary recall affects products produced early this year in the Netherlands.

The Dutch food safety authority posted what it said was a Mars press release on its website, saying a piece of plastic had been found in a product that could lead to choking.

It listed affected products as: Mars, Milky Way, Snickers, Celebrations, and Mini Mix.

UK media outlets, including the BBC, began reporting that the recall is thought to include bars on sale in the UK this afternoon.

The products involved have a best before date of June 19, 2016 to January 8, 2017.

The US firm is yet to comment on how many bars are affected or how much the recall will cost them.