Mars Ireland Recalls a Batch of Galaxy Milk Bars and Maltesers Fun Size Bags Due to Possible Presence of Salmonella

Monday, 22 January 2018

Category 1:

For Action

Alert Notification:



Galaxy Smooth Milk bar, 42g; Maltesers Fun Size bag

Batch Code:

720B1SLO00, best before 13.05.2018 (Galaxy);
720A1SLO00, best before 13.05.2018 (Maltesers).

Country Of Origin:

United Kingdom


In June 2017, Mars Ireland recalled a range of its products due to the possible presence of Salmonella (see 2017.09). Two pallets of the above implicated products were on hold with an Irish distributor awaiting destruction but were placed on the market accidentally. Mars Ireland is recalling the above specific batch of the 42g Galaxy Smooth Milk bar and Maltesers Fun Size bags.

Nature Of Danger:

Consumption of product from the implicated batches could cause salmonellosis. Symptoms can include diarrhoea, stomach cramps, vomiting and fever. There are no reports of illness.

Action Required:


Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) are requested, as part of routine inspections, to check businesses to determine if the implicated batches are on sale. If found, EHOs should oversee a recall and ensure a point-of-sale notice is displayed in store.  Please notify the FSAI ( of any concerns. 

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Food businesses are requested to remove the affected batch of the two products from sale and clearly display a point-of-sale notice informing customers not to eat them.


Consumers are advised not to eat the specific batches. Consumers who may have already consumed the implicated batches and are feeling unwell should seek medical advice.

Galaxy 42g