YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (KDKA) — The Schwebel Baking Company pulled products from shelves Tuesday after listeria was detected at its Youngstown plant, but test results did not show the presence of the bacteria at their facility.
The Schwebel Baking Company announced Wednesday that there is no public health hazard, and it has no knowledge that any of its products have been impacted by the presence of listeria in its facility. The tests were conducted by an independent testing laboratory.
Part of the statement released by the company today reads:
“The report of the independent third party did not show the presence of listeria monocytogenes in the Youngstown facility, the species of listeria that causes severe illness in pregnant women and persons with compromised immune systems.”
“The Company has no knowledge that any of its products have been impacted by the presence of listeria in its facility and is continuing to work closely with local and federal authorities regarding this issue.”
The bacteria was initially detected at the plant during an internal routine environmental assessment.
The company then halted production and performed a “voluntary product withdrawal,” removing their products from local grocery stores like Kuhn’s and Giant Eagle.
Schwebel’s Bread and other products are sold in local grocery stores, and the company also has outlet stores in Hampton, Hermitage, McKeesport and Meadville.
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