Tofu Company Recalls Product

(KHNL) - A California-based company has recalled some tofu products due to contamination concerns.

Soy Deli brand tofu has been recalled after a package tested positive for listeria bacteria, which can cause serious infections in children and the elderly.

Soy Deli is sold in supermarkets and natural food stores.

The company expanded the alert to all tofu products it produced during the same time period as the contaminated sample.

Down to Earth markets confirmed that on Wednesday they pulled the product. In a statement they said: "We took the product off of our shelves and posted an advisory right away because we put the health and safety of our customers first."

So far, no illnesses have been reported from any of the recalled products.

The recall covers all varieties and sizes of:

  • Soy Deli tofu with a date code of December 17, 2007
  • 30-ounce packages of Soy Deli nigari tofu with a date code of September 23 and October 17
  • 12-ounce packages of Soy Deli water pack tofu with a date code of September 23, 2007
  • and 16-ounce packages of Quong Hop brand water pack tofu.

Listeria contamination is a matter of inadequate sanitation measures.