DFS in Singapore removes Mars products from shelves following global recall

DFS has removed four types of Mars chocolate products made in the Netherlands from its shelves here.
DFS has removed four types of Mars chocolate products made in the Netherlands from its shelves here.PHOTO: EPA

SINGAPORE - Duty-free store DFS has removed four types of Mars chocolate products made in the Netherlands from its shelves here, following a notice of a precautionary voluntary recall from Mars Chocolate on Tuesday.

The products include Mars Minis and Celebrations packs which expire on Jan 1, 2017, Celebrations packs that expire in December 2016, and Mini Variety packs that expire in October 2016.

A spokesman said that these are the products that Mars asked to be removed.

DFS has two outlets here at Changi Airport and Orchard Road.

 

Millions of chocolate bars were deemed possibly unsafe for consumption in 55 countries after a customer in Germany found a piece of red plastic in his Snickers bar in January. The recall was announced on Tuesday.

The DFS spokesman added: "Like other global retailers worldwide which carry Mars products, we are in close communication with Mars as the situation develops. We will take further precautionary steps as necessary to ensure the safety of our customers."

 

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) on Wednesday night said that it has issued a recall of Mars chocolate products manufactured in the Netherlands and advised those who have bought these products not to consume them.

The affected products were manufactured between Dec 5, 2015, and Jan 18, 2016. Only products labelled as Mars Netherlands are affected by this recall, it added.