MARS WIDENES CHOCOLATE RECALL
TO 55 COUNTRIES INCLUDING UK
OVER CONTAMINATION FEARS
In the UK, the products affected include funsize Mars and
Milky Way bars and certain kinds of boxes of Celebrations.
The recall comes after a customer in Germany found bits
of plastic in a Snickers bar in January. The plastic was traced
back to the Mars factory in the southern town of Veghel in the
A spokesperson for Mars said the recall only involved
products manufactured at Veghel. The food giant said it has
decided to voluntarily recall some products as a precaution.
The recall covers mostly countries in Europe, does not extend
to the US and the products have best before dates from May
2016 to 8 January 2017.
Mars has not said how many bars are affected or how much
the recall will cost. A full list of products affected can be found
on their website: www.mars.de.
In a statement the company said, “With this recall, we would
like to prevent consumers who have purchased one of the
above-mentioned products from consuming it.”
The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) said: “Mars has just
confirmed to the FSA that there has been UK distribution of
products recalled in the Netherlands and Germany. We are
awaiting full distribution details from the company and will
publish advice shortly.”
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His presentation was part of a conference session called
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Richard said: “ISO 45001 is the first-ever internationally
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It needs ‘top management’ commitment and for them to
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The event was held on Thursday 28 January at Edgbaston
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leading renewable energy trade association. It is the 12th
year it has been held and is the industry’s only dedicated
health and safety event, attracting 200 delegates and 20
With IOSH being a Category A Liaison body on the
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Earlier this month, ISO 45001 reached the Draft
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