Schwebel bread OK to eat, lab determines

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Schwebel Baking Co.‘‍s Youngstown, Ohio, baking facility has been cleared to resume operations after a report was debunked about potentially harmful bacteria being found at the facility.

A recall notice for bread had gone out Tuesday due to the possible detection of an unknown strain of Listeria bacteria during routine safety checks, according to a posting on the Schwebel website. The company issued a recall of potentially affected products and contacted the federal Food and Drug Administration.

Today, the company said “an independent, certified lab confirmed Wednesday that the species of Listeria found in the Schwebel bakery in Youngstown is not the species that poses a risk to public health,” adding that the bakery would resume operations within 24 hours.

Giant Eagle stores, which sell Schwebel’s bread as well as Giant Eagle brand bread produced at the same Youngstown facility, removed potentially affected products from shelves as per the recall, according to Giant Eagle spokesman Dick Roberts.

First Published July 23, 2014 12:00 AM

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