Suspected Botulism Cases May Have Come From Tofu Bought For ‘Stinky Tofu’ Dish

April 1, 2012 12:00 AM

Suspected Botulism Cases May Have Come From Tofu Bought For ‘Stinky Tofu’ Dish
" NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The city Health Department has confirmed one case and suspects a second case of botulism. The botulism is believed to have come from tofu bought at a store in Flushing.

A statement released by the Health Department said that “this kind of tofu — commonly sold in an open, water-filled bin — is highly suspected to be the source of these cases; however it has not yet been confirmed.”

The afflicted customers are both Chinese-speaking residents of Queens.

The Health Department has urged anybody who has bought this tofu to throw it away "

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