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Mars in meltdown as chocolate recall reaches 55 countries

Mars in meltdown as chocolate recall reaches 55 countries
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Chocolate maker Mars inc has recalled Mars bars and Snickers from 55 countries.

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Chocolate maker Mars inc has recalled Mars bars and Snickers from 55 countries.

The move comes after bits of plastic were found in a product.

Maker of Mars and Snickers recalls the chocolate bars, after plastic found in its products https://t.co/om2S7z0SRopic.twitter.com/zoyHCYXHry

— Sky News (@SkyNews) February 23, 2016

Other brands on the recall list are Milky Way minis and Miniatures as well as Celebrations confectionary boxes. Those involved have best-before dates from June 19, 2016 to January 8,2017.

#UPDATE Mars, Snickers bars recalled in Germany https://t.co/4NFvHjcpT8pic.twitter.com/yybK5ZTnZn

— AFP news agency (@AFP) February 23, 2016

The countries involved include Germany, the UK, France, Belgium, Italy and Spain.

It is unknown how many chocolate bars and boxes are involved in the recall or the potential financial losses for the company.

The US chocolate manufacturer produces some 10 million snacks a day at its German HQ in Viersen.

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