Corim Industries Recalls Four Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Products for Possible Undeclared Peanuts - 1/19/23

Announcement Date: Jan. 18, 2023

FDA Publish Date: Jan. 18, 2023

Product Type: Food and Beverages

Reason for Announcement: Undeclared Peanut Allergen

Company Name: Corim Industries

Brand Name: Cocoa de Aroma, Smart Sips, and more

Product Description: Peanut butter hot chocolate products


Brick, N.J. (Jan. 18, 2023) – Corim Industries, USA is voluntarily recalling the following peanut butter hot chocolate products because they may contain undeclared peanut. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume the following products:.

  • Cocoa de Aroma, 24-count k-cups assorted (12.7oz carton containing Peanut Butter flavor 0.52oz k-cups)
    • Lot #: All lots with Best By dates between Jan. 11, 2023-Jan. 11, 2025
  • Smart Sips, 24-count k-cups (12.7oz carton)
    • Lot #: All lots with Best By dates between Jan. 11, 2023-Jan. 11, 2025
  • Jersey Charm, 24-count k-cups (12.7oz carton)
    • Lot #: All lots with Best By dates between Jan. 11, 2023-Jan. 11, 2025
  • Colonial Coffee, 12-count k-cups (4.44oz carton)
    • Lot #: All lots with Best By dates between Jan. 11, 2023-Jan. 11, 2025

The recalled products were distributed to a limited number of resellers nationwide between Jan. 11, 2021-Nov. 30, 2022. Only products with Best By dates between Jan. 11, 2023-Jan. 11, 2025 are impacted. The Best By date is marked on the bottom of the carton.

No illnesses or deaths have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that a replacement flavoring ingredient from a different supplier may have trace levels of peanut that was not declared on bulk label or finished product label to downstream partners. However, testing conducted by Corim indicated that the levels may be below the limit of detection. The firm’s subsequent investigation identified the root cause as a temporary breakdown in the company’s supplier documentation process. The process has been corrected and the company has instituted additional safety checks and corrective actions, including discontinuing the use of this particular flavoring ingredient.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USDA).

Consumers with a peanut allergy who have purchased the affected products are urged not to consume the product and dispose of it or return it to their place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 732-840-1670 between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. EST, Monday-Friday.

Read more about this recall online.


  • We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
  • We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
  • ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
  • For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.

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