Although neither death nor illness have been reported, state health officials are warning people to steer clear from tofu produced by South San Francisco-based Quong Hop and Co.
According to the Chronicle, the company itself is recalling: "Soy Deli brand tofu with a date code of Dec. 17, 2007, and three other brands: 16-ounce Quong Hop brand Water Pack Tofu with a date code of Sep. 23, 2007; 12-ounce Soy Deli brand Water Pack Tofu with a date code of Sep. 23, 2007, or Oct. 9, 2007; and 30-ounce Soy Deli brand Nigari Tofu dated either Sep. 23, 2007, or Oct. 17, 2007."
It seems that the bacteria listeria monocytogenes was found in a package of Soy Deli Firm Organic Nigari Tofu, a bacteria that can prove fatal for some (i.e., newborns, the elderly, those with weak immune systems, etc.)
Call Quong Hop and Co. at (650) 553-9900, ext. 22. for more info.