Schwebel announces voluntary product withdrawal

from its Youngstown, Ohio bakery

YOUNGSTOWN, OH, July 22, 2014 – Schwebel Baking Company today announced it has voluntarily withdrawn certain products from the marketplace after Listeria was discovered during a scheduled environmental assessment of its Youngstown bakery.

Although there is no evidence at this point that any of our consumers or products have been impacted, we are taking this action as a precautionary measure to assure that our products are safe,” said Paul Schwebel, the company’s president.

Schwebel said the possible problem was discovered during routine environmental testing at its Youngstown bakery. As a result, he said, the company immediately halted production at that bakery and alerted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the potential problem. The company also placed all product prepared for shipment on hold. None of Schwebel’s other bakeries are impacted.

The products were shipped directly to retail outlets, restaurants and institutions in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, New York, Michigan, West Virginia and Kentucky. Consumers can identify the products by the code located near the “best by” date. If the code begins with the letter “A,” the product is part of the voluntary withdrawal. Anyone who has products in their possession that are part of the voluntary withdrawal should not consume them and should discard them or return them to where they were purchased.

Schwebel said if consumers have any questions concerning the potentially impacted products they can contact them directly at 1-800-860-2867. Consumers may also visit Schwebel’s web site at for more information. Schwebel Baking Company, founded in 1906, operates four bakeries in Ohio.