The following recall has been announced:
Quong Hop & Co. of South San Francisco, Calif., is for the
second time expanding its recall of tofu products, this time to
include a new item and ones that have shelf-life dates until late
November and late January.
The products might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Listeria is a microorganism that can cause serious or fatal
infections in children, the elderly or those with weakened immune
systems. No illnesses have been reported in connection with any of
the recalled products, Quong Hop said.
The company recalled Saturday:
- The 30-ounce Soy Deli Vacuum Pack Firm Nigari tofu with the
code dates Sept. 23, 2007, through Nov. 28, 2007. The product's
original recall had the code date Sept. 23, 2007.
- The 12-ounce Soy Deli Vacuum Pack Firm Nigari tofu coded Sept.
23, 2007, through Jan. 28, 2008. The product's original recall had
the code date Sept. 23, 2007.
- All Soy Deli Bulk Vacuum Pack Tofu, both the 10-pound and
25-pound products, with codes dates through Nov. 28, 2007.
The new recall also includes all varieties and sizes of the Soy
Deli tofu coded Dec. 27, 2007, and the 16-ounce Quong Hop tofu,
water packed, with the code date Sept. 23, 2007, which were
announced in the original recall on Sept. 18.
The next day, the company expanded its recall to include
products with two additional date codes that now fall within the
recall products announced Saturday.
The products were distributed throughout the Midwest and the
West Coast in supermarkets and natural food stores, the company
Healthy adults who are infected with listeria can experience
symptoms including high fever, severe headache, nausea and
diarrhea. For more information, consumers can call the company at
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