Mars is recalling some bars of Galaxy, Maltesers Teasers and bags of Minstrels "due to the potential presence of salmonella", the chocolate maker has said.

Mars Ireland and Mars Chocolate UK are recalling a number of products due to the potential presence of salmonella from the ingredients used in making chocolate, the company said in a statement.

No other brands or varieties of chocolate, pack formats, bar sizes or best before dates are affected, according to the company.

"In total, a small amount of the below packaged units distributed in both countries could potentially be affected. The retrieval of this product is to ensure the confidence and safety of our consumers," said Mars.

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The possible presence of salmonella was detected during routine testing. 

"This precautionary recall has been initiated with the best interests of our consumers at heart and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused," said a Mars spokesperson.

Consumers are advised not to eat any of the listed products but to contact Mars' consumer care team on 1890812315 or www.mars.ie/contact.