If there’s anything that I’ve learned in my short time observing tofu, it’s that the food – often criticized as bland mass – can reflect life’s ups and downs.
Earlier this week, there was an up, when Hodo Soy Beanery opened its organic tofu shop in Oakland, Calif.
On Thursday, there was a bit of a low when Quong Hop & Co., a South San Francisco tofu company, was ordered to pay $90,000 in fines for failing to keep its plant clean.
The San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office announced the fines that covered the past two years, reporter Sean Maher of the San Mateo County Times wrote.
The company – which says it was one of the first tofu businesses in the United States – essentially did not keep its food area free of pests, according to the article.