Mars Wrigley US issues gummies product recall on Skittles, Life Savers and Starburst series
Pic: Mars, which manufactures brands including Skittles, is issuing a recall of its gummies ranges
Mars Wrigley Confectionery US has issued a voluntary recall on several gummies ranges of Skittles, Starburst and Life Savers, over what the company describes as the potential presence of a thin strand of metal embedded within the sweets or within packs, reports Neill Barston.
The company said that it had received reports from customers on the issue, though it was not presently aware of any illness relating to the measures being taken by the business in its response to the situation.
On a general level, recalls from major global confectionery manufacturers remain relatively rare, largely due to advances in product inspection processes around the world, which have increased the detection level of any potential contaminants.
According to Mars, products were manufactured by a third party and distributed in the United States, Canada and Mexico. On the back of the package is a 10-digit manufacturing code; the first three digits in this code will indicate implicated product as described in the table below).
Mars Wrigley Confectionery US said it is working with retailers to remove recalled products from store shelves. If consumers believe they have purchased a recalled item, they should dispose of the product and not consume it. Consumers with questions can contact the company by calling 1-800-651-2564 or by visiting https://www.mars.com/contact-us.