A number of Mars milk drinks have been recalled as a precaution as they could pose a health risk due to the presence of the Bacillus bacteria.

The drinks, manufactured by Milchwerke Mittelelbe GMBH, have best before dates between 19 December 2014 and 11 April 2015.

The products being recalled are sports-cap bottles of Starburst Strawberry Drink (350 ml), Skittles Drink (350 ml), Galaxy Smooth Milk (350ml), Mars Milk (350 ml), Milky Way Milk (350 ml).

Mars has said no other pack formats or bottle sizes of branded milk drink products are affected.

People who may have bought the affected products are advised not consume them and to contact Mars consumer care team for more information by telephone - 1890 812 315, complete the online form at www.marschocolatedrinksandtreats.com or email: recall@uk.mars.com.