julio 3, 2005 a las 6:23 am #257043miguel_gMiembro
Una de las bizarras historias que acontecen en este pais.
Efforts to remove Snickers and Mars bars from NSW stores in the wake of a contamination scare have been stepped up over the weekend because some stores are still selling them.
Manufacturer MasterFoods ordered the massive product recall on Friday, after receiving a letter claiming that seven Snickers and Mars bars had been contaminated in the Sydney area.
Retailers have been clearing the bars from stores statewide as police investigations continue, reportedly with the help of a leading criminal profiler.
But MasterFoods devoted extra resources to ensuring all the confectionery was taken off the shelves over the weekend, after regional president Andy Weston-Webb found some stores were still stocking the products.
Company employees had contacted more than ,000 small stores by 1pm (AEST) today and calls would continue through the afternoon, he said.
«Most of the 4000 small stores we called had already removed the products from their shelves,» Mr Weston-Webb said in a statement.
«We have been reminding retailers it is important to remove the products from fridges as well.»
The company will also publish an advertorial in tomorrow’s Sydney newspapers advising the community of the recall.
The Ballarat-based company received two threatening letters on June 8 and 15, one containing a Snickers bar laced with an unknown contaminant.
«The (June 8) letter made threats against an organisation in Sydney that is not connected to us in any way,» Mr Andy Weston-Webb said in the advertorial.
«The threats would be carried out if certain future demands were not met.»
A similar letter was received a week later but posed no threat to the public, and police and health authorities did not recommend a recall.
«The police believe our products were chosen at random and that this person’s grievance is not related to MasterFoods in any way,» Mr Weston-Webb said.
«It saddens me to think that there is a person who would put the community at risk in this way.»
He said the threat was focused on Sydney, with no evidence to suggest consumers outside NSW were at risk from contaminated chocolate.
«While we included all of NSW in our recall, our main concern at the moment is the protection of the public in Sydney,» he said.
«The police have advised us that the threat is emanating from Sydney, and that is where the person claims to have taken action.»
Mr Weston-Webb asked the public to notify the company of any Mars or Snickers bars still on store shelves or in vending machines.
«If people see these products on sale they can help by advising the store’s owner of the recall and calling our hotline on 1800 858 502,» he said.
People should not eat Mars or Snickers bars but destroy and dispose of them, Mr Weston-Webb said.
Consumers who contact the hotline with the barcode and production date codes from the chocolate wrappers can obtain a refund.
Consumers can also return Mars and Snickers bars to MasterFoods, which will reimburse purchase and postage costs.julio 6, 2005 a las 10:20 am #257044Invitado MQIMiembro
perro pero eso es verdad o son leyendas urbanas??julio 6, 2005 a las 9:57 pm #257045miguel_gMiembro
las cartas de amenaza son verdaderas, igual que el retiro de todas las barras de Mars y Snickers de las tiendas. Yo trabajo en Coles y hubo un memo para que toda barra que fuera encontrada en la tienda, se entregara al manager.
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