Mars Wrigley UK issues product recall after genetically modified organism found in ingredients

Mars Wrigley UK has confirmed that it has recalled a number of its M&Ms Crispy ranges as it reported the presence of a genetically modified organism (GMO) in an ingredient produced by a supplier, writes Neill Barston.

The company said it was making the move as ‘it puts customers at the heart of everything we do’ – with the company confirming that it does not deliberately use any GMO in any of its European confectionery ranges.

Furthermore, the company noted that GMOs are not authorised for the ingredient in question in the UK, prompting its immediate decision to recall the range.

The company issued a statement: “We have undertaken a thorough tracing exercise to determine the locations of the affected products.  We can also confirm we have halted all production using the affected ingredient and have placed a hold on all products made with the impacted batch.

We will work with the supplier who provided the ingredient to ensure thorough checks are in place to ensure the issue does not recur. No other Mars Wrigley brands, products, batch codes or best before dates are affected.”


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