Quong Hop & Co. of San Francisco, California is expanding its recall of tofu products due to the discovery of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall has been expanded due to discovery of Listeria bacteria during sampling in three of the company’s twenty-nine tofu product lines.
While Listeria may present only minor discomfort to healthy adults, children, the elderly, and immunosuppressed individuals can suffer severe and even fatal infections in some cases. Symptoms typical of a Listeria infection include fever, muscle pains, stiffness, and diarrhea.
Listeria can also cause serious problems such as stillbirths and miscarriages in pregnant women. According to the FDA, there have been no reports of any illness from Quong Hop & Co. tofu product.
For a list of the expanded recall, please see the FDA recall page.
For more information on this subject, please refer to the section on Defective and Dangerous Products.