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Plastic In World's Biggest-Selling Candy Bar Prompts Recall

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Snickers, the worlds biggest-selling candy bar, and several other Mars candy bars are being recalled.

The U.S chocolate maker announced Tuesday it's recalling candy bars and other items after plastic was found in one of their products, according to CBS.

A company spokesperson, Roel Govers, said the recall would affect 55 countries and that the company would email a news release later with more details.

So far, it is not yet clear whether the recall affects candy bars sold in the United States.

Mars in Germany confirmed that it was one of the countries affected, and said in a statement that the recall affected products with "best before" dates from June 19, 2016 to January 8, 2017, according to CBS.

"We have intentionally chosen a long production time frame in order to ensure that all possibly affected products are recalled," the company said in a German-language statement, adding that it was in "close contact" with food safety authorities.

Sources tell CBS, the Dutch food safety authority posted what it said was a Mars press release on its website, saying a piece of plastic had been found in a product that could lead to choking. It listed affected products as: Mars, Milky Way, Snickers, Celebrations, and Mini Mix.

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