UPDATE: Bakery Cleared to Resume Production After Listeria Scare
UPDATE: An independent lab has found that bacteria discovered at a commercial bakery in northeast Ohio poses no risk to public health, according to information posted on the company's website.
Schwebel Baking Co.'s Youngstown bakery stopped production Tuesday after the firm found an undetermined species of listeria, a naturally occurring bacteria.
The bakery reported the findings to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and immediately initiated a voluntary withdrawal of all products shipped to markets in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, New York, Michigan, West Virginia and Kentucky.
Test results by the independent, certified lab found the listeria poses no health threat to workers or consumers. Schwebel Baking Company President Paul Schwebel said he expects production at the Youngstown bakery to resume within 24 hours.
ORIGINAL STORY: Schwebel Baking Company says it is pulling certain products from market shelves after Listeria was found in its Youngstown bakery.
Company president Paul Schwebel says there is no evidence that any of the products have been impacted, but they are taking this action as a precautionary measure. The products that may be affected were shipped to retail outlets, restaurants and institutions in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia and Kentucky.
Schwebel said the possible problem was discovered during routine environmental testing at its Youngstown bakery. Schwebel’s bread has a code next to the “best by” date, and if that code begins with the letter “A,” it was made at the Youngstown plant.
If you have any questions or concerns you are asked to call 1-800-860-2867.
350 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Main (304) 343-1313
Fax (304) 343-6138