Production Halted at Schwebel Baking Plant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Schwebel Baking Co. issued a statement shortly after 2 p.m. today announcing that "it has halted production at its Youngstown bakery and has initiated an assessment of a possible product quality issue. As a precautionary measure, the company is voluntarily withdrawing any potentially affected products," the statement said.

"The issue involves the discovery of listeria following a scheduled environmental assessment of the Youngstown bakery."

Schwebels said it has "no knowledge of a direct impact to its products and is actively working with FDA officials to determine if any further actions are required."

The company, through a spokesman, said no further comment will be made at this time, and "no other Schwebel bakeries are impacted by this suspension."

In addition to its flagship Youngstown plant, Schwebel's operates bakeries in Cuyahoga Falls, Solon and Hebron.

The company dates its orgins to 1906 when Dora and Jospeh Schwebel began selling bread made in their Campbell home. Today its best-selling project is Schwebel's Giant White enriched bread. Its products are sold in grocery and convenience stores throughout Ohio, western Pennsylvania, western New York, and northern West Virginia.

SOURCE: Schwebel Banking Co. 

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.
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