Malaysia is not affected by the massive international recall of Mars and Snickers candy bars, following an incident of a plastic found in one of the Dutch-made snack in Germany.

That incident, the food manufacturing company said, was in fact an isolated one.

Mars Chocolate Southeast Asia and Thailand general manager, Terry Seremetis, said following the incident, Mars had made a precautionary decision to voluntarily recall a selection of Snickers, Mars, Milky Way and Celebrations products produced in their Netherlands factory.

"The recall concerns only specific products that were manufactured at the Netherlands facility during a limited production period, Dec 5, 2015 until Jan 18, 2016.

"This is an isolated incident and only the above products manufactured in the Netherlands are impacted.

"No other varieties of chocolate, pack formats or bar sizes are affected and no products manufactured at any other location are impacted.

"Specifically to Malaysia, this voluntary recall does not affect any of the chocolate products sold by DKSH Malaysia Sdn Bhd, our appointed distributor, as these products are imported from China, Australia and
the US," Seremetis said in a media statement.

Seremetis said as a responsible food manufacturer, food quality and safety is always a top priority for MARS Inc.

Consumers who have questions about the recall could contact Mars Foods Malaysia at 03-7844 3300.