Mars chocolate recall: Popular chocolates recalled over metal fears – check affected item

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Recall: Mars Wrigley UK have issued a recall notice for Revels (Image: Getty Images/Mars Wrigley UK)

Mars Wrigley UK is recalling a chocolate favourite due to fears it could contain pieces of metal. Shoppers who have bought the item should not eat it, but should instead return it to stores.

Sharing details on the recall, the Food Standards Agency wrote: “Mars Wrigley UK is recalling Revels pouches as they may contain small pieces of metal due to a mechanical breakdown.

“The possible presence of metal makes this product unsafe to eat.”

Which pouches are affected?

Mars chocolate recall: Popular chocolates recalled over metal fears – check affected item

Recall: Mars Wrigley UK put out this notice yesterday (Image: FSA)

Mars Wrigley UK wrote: “Mars Wrigley UK is taking the precautionary step of recalling a limited amount of Revels® 101g Pouch in the UK with the specific best before date detailed above due to the potential presence of very small pieces of metal.

“No other Mars Wrigley brands, products, batch codes or best before dates are affected.

“If you have one of the products listed above, please keep the product and contact our Consumer Care team via the details below to arrange return and reimbursement:

  • Freephone Telephone: 0800 952 0084
  • Email: www.mars.co.uk/contactus
  • Freepost address: FREEPOST MARS WRIGLEY CONFECTIONERY UK LTD

“This precautionary recall has been initiated with the best interests of our consumers at heart. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

Mars Wrigley UK aren’t the only major food producer to recall one of their products in recent days.

Coca-Cola European Partners is recalling a popular drink this week after discovering an ingredient that is not mentioned on the label, sparking health concerns.

Coca-Cola European Partners has withdrawn Thums Up Cola from shelves – because it contains celery which is not mentioned on the label, according to a statement released on the Food Standards Agency website.

This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to celery.

The recall relates to products with an 18 September 2019 manufacture date.

The statement said: “The labelling of Thums Up cola does not meet European food labelling regulations in full.

“The product contains very small traces of celery and it is a requirement of the regulations that this allergen is highlighted on the label.

“The incorrectly labelled Thums Up cola products are packed in 300ml aluminium cans with a manufacturing date (on the base of the can) pf 18 September 2019.

“The lot code is also found on the base of the can, it’s BN.1306.

“We would like to apologise for the labelling error and want to reassure customers that future stock will feature the correct allergen information.”

The product affected is Thums Up Cola 300ml can, with a product manufacturing date of 18 September 2020 and product code of BN.1306.

Currently, Thums Up is not a product of widespread or general sale in the UK, however, the recall relates to small quantities of products which Coca-Cola Europe is distributing from India but doesn’t meet European labelling regulations in full, therefore the product needs to be re-labelled.


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