South S.F. company recalls bad tofu

A South San Francisco company has recalled a number of its tofu products after a package was found to contain bacteria that could cause potentially fatal infections in children and seniors, state health officials announced Monday.

A routine check by the Washington State Department of Agriculture uncovered the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes in a 12-ounce package of Quong Hop and Co. Soy Deli Nigari tofu, according to state health officials.

The bacteria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in newborns, seniors and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, stiffness, and nausea, among others.

Quong Hop and Co.'s recall includes all varieties and sizes of Soy Deli brand tofu with the date code Dec. 17, 2007; 12-and 16-ounce water pack tofu with date codes Sept. 23 and Oct. 9; and its 30-ounce Soy Deli brand Nigari tofu with date codes Sept. 23 and Oct. 17.

So far, no illnesses have been reported in association with Quong Hop and Co. products. Anyone experiencing symptoms related to the bacteria is urged to call their physician.

Consumers with questions may call Quong Hop at (650) 553-9900 or the California State Department of Health Services (916) 657-3064.

— Bay City News

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