Recent product recalls are causing major headaches for a few well-known food brands.
The first involves Mars Inc., which was forced to recall several of its chocolate products in 55 countries after plastic was found in a Snickers bar in Germany. The plastic posed a potential choking hazard.
“We cannot be sure that this plastic was only in that particular Snickers,” Mars said in statement. “We do not want any products on the market that may not meet our quality requirements, so we decided to take them all back."
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There’s no word on how much the recall will cost Mars, but it’ll probably be in the millions. The U.S. market is not among those involved in the recall.
Here’s more from Mars’ statement:
While the number of Mars products affected is limited, they have been shipped to numerous countries outside the Netherlands, including some duty free retailers. As a precaution, the product recall is being implemented in all markets served by our Netherlands facility. Only certain products labeled on packs as "Mars Netherlands" are affected by this recall.
Consumers should also steer clear of off-brand raw macadamia nuts for now. A recent recall of raw macadamia nuts sold under the Target, Hy-Vee, Pear’s Gourmet, and Western Family brands were found to contain salmonella.
The contaminated nuts come from parent company Marathon Ventures Inc., which distributes its products to each of the outlets listed above. In exchange for contaminated nuts, the brand is offering customers a full refund or replacement.
Check out the FDA website for the full list of recalled nuts.