Press Release

May 20, 2011


State Health Department Embargos Food from Tranís Tofu in Chicago  

Food sold in Asian grocery stores and restaurants in the Chicago area 

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has embargoed all products produced at Tranís Tofu in Chicago. During a routine inspection, IDPH found the company had been operating without hot water and therefore employees could not properly wash their hands or clean equipment. The Department also found a rodent infestation, which may have contaminated food being processed.

IDPH immediately embargoed all products in the facility and the Chicago Department of Public Health has suspended the companyís license. Tranís Tofu is cooperating in this investigation.

Tranís Tofu manufactures Fresh Tofu (DAU HU TUOI), Fried Tofu (DAU HU CHIEN), and Fresh Soybean Drink (SUA DAU NANH). The shelf life of these products is approximately two weeks. The product labels do not indicate any type of production code. These products are sold primarily to Asian (Chinese and Vietnamese) grocery stores and restaurants in the Chicago area.

If you have purchased any of these products, do not consume them; thrown them out.

No illnesses associated with these products have been reported to the Department.

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Illinois Department of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761
Phone 217-782-4977
Fax 217-782-3987
TTY 800-547-0466
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