Mars Chocolate UK and Mars Ireland are recalling some products due to a Salmonella risk.

The precautionary voluntary recall in the UK and Ireland concerns the following products: Galaxy Milk 200g Bar, Galaxy Milk 4x42g Multipack Bars, Galaxy Milk 42g Bar, Galaxy Counters 78g Treat Bag, Galaxy Counters 112g Pouch, Maltesers Teasers 35g Bar, Galaxy Minstrels 118g Pouch (Sweet Nights In promotion).

Mars detected the possible presence of Salmonella from the ingredients whilst carrying out our routine testing process. A small number of these products have been distributed. The company has had no related complaints but the recall is being carried out to ensure the “safety and confidence” of consumers.

If you have one of the products listed above, you should not eat it, Mars advised. Keep the product and contact the firm’s consumer care team to arrange return and reimbursement:

UK Consumers should call 0800 952 0084 or email:

Irish Consumers should call 1890 812 315 or email:

A Mars Chocolate spokesperson said: “We are working closely with the relevant food safety authorities and our customers to ensure that the affected products are no longer available for purchase.

“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.”

The product ID, batch best before, description code, code date and market or each recalled product is listed below:

Galaxy Milk 200g Bar AC76R 719G1SLO00 06.05.2018 UK 719G2SLO00 06.05.2018 UK 720A2SLO00 13.05.2018 UK 720B1SLO00 13.05.2018 UK

Galaxy Milk 4x42g Multipack Bars AF67D 719G1SLO00 06.05.2018 UK 719G2SLO00 06.05.2018 UK

Galaxy Milk 42g Bar AN22R 719G2SLO00 06.05.2018 UK

Galaxy Counters 78g Treat Bag AW99N 719G2SLO00 06.05.2018 UK

Galaxy Counters 112g Pouch AW99G 720B1SLO00 13.05.2018 Ireland 720C1SLO00 13.05.2018 Ireland

Maltesers Teasers 35g Bar AX46E 720C1SLO00 13.05.2018 UK & Ireland 720D2SLO00 13.05.2018 UK

Galaxy Minstrels 118g Pouch (Sweet Nights In promotion) BJ30K 720B1SLO00 13.05.2018 UK ISSUE