Chocolate company Mars is recalling some of its most popular products – because of a risk of Salmonella.
Mars said that the ‘precautionary recall’ affects some of its Galaxy products, including chocolate bars, Minstrels, Counters and Maltesers Teasers.
The affected products have a best before date of either 6 May 2018 or 13 May 2018, and the company added that only a ‘small number’ of these products had been dispatched across the UK and Ireland.
A statement on the Mars website reads:
We have detected the possible presence of Salmonella from the ingredients used in making some of our Galaxy products, including Smooth Milk Chocolate bars, Minstrels and Counters and Teasers bars, whilst carrying out our routine testing process.
A small number of these products have been distributed, and although we’ve had no related complaints, as a precaution we have made the decision to voluntarily recall the products potentially affected by this issue in order to ensure the safety and confidence of our consumers.
If you have one of the products listed above, you should not eat it. Please keep the product and contact our Consumer Care team to arrange return and reimbursement.
This precautionary recall has been initiated with the best interests of our consumers at heart and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.
No other brands or varieties of chocolate, pack formats, bar sizes or best before dates are affected.
These are the products you need to look out for: