Public Alert No:003/2023 – Corim Industries Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Peanut Butter hot Chocolate
February 2, 2023,
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is notifying the public that Corim Industries, USA of Brick, New Jersey is voluntarily recalling the following peanut butter hot chocolate products because they may contain undeclared peanut.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that a replacement flavouring 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 flavouring ingredient.
People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the following products.
No illnesses or deaths have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Recalled Product Details
|Brand Name||Pack Size||Expiry Date|
|Cocoa de Aroma||24 ct single serve coffee pods assorted (12.7 oz carton containing Peanut Butter flavor 0.52 oz single serve coffee pods)||June, 2023|
|Smart Sips||24 ct single serve coffee pods (12.7 oz carton)||June, 2023|
|Jersey Charm||24 ct single serve coffee pods (12.7 oz carton)||June, 2023|
|Colonial Coffee||12 ct single serve coffee pods (4.44 oz carton)||June, 2023|
Although the products are not in NAFDAC database, importers, distributors, retailers, and consumers are advised to exercise caution and vigilance within the supply chain to avoid the importation, distribution, sale, and use of the recalled peanut butter hot chocolate. The products’ authenticity and physical condition should be carefully checked.
Consumers with a peanut allergy who have purchased the affected products are urged not to consume the above listed products but submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.
Consumers are advised to report adverse events /allergies related to the use of any regulated product to the nearest NAFDAC office, or via firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or via the e-reporting platform available on the NAFDAC Website www.nafdac.gov.ng