Mars UK and Ireland Recall Certain Galaxy and Maltesers Products Due to Possible Presence of Salmonella

Friday, 9 June 2017

Category 1:

For Action

Alert Notification:



Maltesers Teasers Bar (35g); Galaxy Counters Pouch (112g); Galaxy Counters Treat Bag (78g); Galaxy Milk Bar (42g, 200g and multipacks 4x42g) and Galaxy Minstrels Sweet Nights In Promotion Pouch (118g).  Please refer to table below for details.

Batch Code:

Please refer to table below for details of the implicated batches.

Country Of Origin:

United Kingdom


As a precautionary measure, Mars Chocolate UK and Mars Ireland are recalling certain batches of the above products, due to the possible presence of Salmonella.  Mars Chocolate UK and Mars Ireland are issuing a press notice and in-store notices about the recall.

Nature Of Danger:

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 the name and address of any suppliers of these batches.

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Businesses that have sold the implicated batches directly to consumers must display a point-of-sale recall notice to inform their customers not to consume these batches. Food business operators that have sold these batches should inform their local EHO. 


Consumers are advised not to eat these batches. They are requested to phone Mars Ireland on 1890 812315 or email them via Consumers who may be feeling unwell should seek medical advice.

Details of the Implicated Batches
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