GRAFTON, MASS. (WHDH) - Officials in Grafton are trying to find a solution to a stinky situation plaguing people throughout the town.

Feedback Earth has only been operating for a few weeks, but in that time, people living by the food waste company have noticed a strong odor coming from the business.

CEO Alison Greenlee said she understands why neighbors are concerned but assured residents that it is just the natural smell of food waste being turned into animal feed.

“What we’ve found is that there are some foods that smell a little bit more than others. And specifically what we’ve found is that tofu is a pretty, pretty smelly character,” she explained.

Greenlee said every step of the process is natural and not harmful.

“That tofu naturally has an odor about it. It’s kind of pungent. But it’s not rancid, it’s not toxic. It’s just again a natural odor and so when we started drying it out and saw that moisture was kind of vaporized into the air that created an unfortunate smell for the community,” she said.

The Town Administration’s Office says it has been working alongside the Board of Health and Feedback Earth to get rid of the smell. Beginning Thursday, Feedback Earth will start testing different natural deodorizing chemical agents on a soy product to find an effective solution, town officials said.

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Divisions of Air Quality and Division of Solid Waste will be on-site to monitor this testing.

Anyone with concerns about the trial is asked to contact the Grafton Board of Health via email at

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