Public urged not to consume another kind of Mars Snickers product suspected to contain pieces of plastic

Issue Date 3.3.2016
Source of Information

Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed of the European Commission (RASFF)

Food Product

Snickers product

Product Name and Description

Product name: Snickers 7-pack multi
Country of origin: Netherlands
Manufacturer: Mars Nederland B.V.
Net weight: 350 grams (7 x 50g) per pack
Best before date: July 10, 2016

Reason For Issuing Alert

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, subsequent to earlier detection of the import into and sale in Hong Kong of a batch of Mars Snickers Miniatures product suspected to contain pieces of plastic, today (March 3) received a notification from the RASFF that another kind of affected Snickers product has been imported into Hong Kong.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

CFS based on the information provided by the RASFF, the CFS had contacted the importer concerned, CIAO International Limited, and learned that the import quantity of the affected product was 135 cartons, and that some of the product had been distributed to its retail outlets, Best Mart 360°, for sale. The remaining stock of 98 cartons of the affected product, being kept in the importer's warehouse, has been marked and sealed by the CFS.

According to the information provided by the importer, its retail outlets have stopped sale and removed the affected product from shelves. A recall has also been initiated.

Members of the public who have bought the affected product are urged not to consume it.

The CFS will alert the trade to the incident and will continue to closely monitor the case and take appropriate follow-up action. Investigation is ongoing.

Advice to the Trade

The trade should stop selling the product concerned immediately.

Advice to Consumers

Members of the public who have bought the affected product are urged not to consume the product.

Further Information

The CFS press release

Members of the public may call the importer's hotlines at 3916 1862 during office hours for enquiries about the recall.

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department