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Mars recalls products over salmonella fears

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Confectionary giant Mars is recalling some of the most popular sweets on our shelves are after salmonella fears were raised.

Mars Chocolate UK and Mars Ireland are recalling a number of their most popular products due to the potential presence of the salmonella bug from the ingredients used in making chocolate.

Affected brands include Galaxy Milk Chocolate, Maltesers Teasers and Minstrels.

A spokesman from Mars Chocolate said: “This precautionary recall has been initiated with the best interests of our consumers at heart and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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“No other brands or varieties of chocolate, pack formats, bar sizes or best before dates are affected.”

Mars are recalling the following products:

  • Galaxy Milk 200g Bar – product code AC76R, batches 719G1SLO00, 719G2SLO00, with the best before date of May 6, 2018, and batches 720A2SLO00, 720B1SLO00 with the best before date of May 13, 2018.
  • Galaxy Milk 4x42g Multipack Bars – product code AF67D, batches 719G1SLO00 and 719G2SLO00 with the best before date of May 6, 2018.
  • Galaxy Milk 42g Bar – product code AN22R, batch number 719G2SLO00, with the best before date of May 6, 2018.
  • Galaxy Counters 78g Treat Bag – product code AW99N, batch number 719G2SLO00, with the best before date of May, 6, 2018.
  • Galaxy Counters 112g Pouch – product code AW99G in Ireland, batch numbers 720B1SLO00 and 720C1SLO00 with best before dates of May 13, 2018.
  • Maltesers Teasers 35g Bar – product code AX46E, batches 720C1SLO00 and 720D2SLO00 in the UK and Ireland, with the best before date of May 13, 2018.
  • Galaxy Minstrels 118g Pouch (Sweet Nights In promotion) – product code BJ30K, batch number 720B1SLO00, with the best before date of May 13, 2018.

For more information contact UK Consumers Telephone: 0800-952-0084 or email: http://www.mars.co.uk/contact

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