UPDATE | Schwebel releases new information about product issues

YOUNGSTOWN — An issue with listeria, a bacteria, at the Schwebel Baking Co. halted production today at the Youngstown bakery, said a spokesman for the company.

The company has initiated an assessment of a “possible product issue,” a release states.

“As a precautionary measure, the company is voluntarily withdrawing any potentially affected products,” said Vince Bevacqua, spokesman, in a written statement.

The company voluntarily withdrew certain products from the marketplace in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, New York, Michigan, West Virginia and Kentucky. The bacteria was found during a routine environmental assessment of the Youngstown bakery.

Consumers can identify the products by the code located near the bottom of the "best by" date.

"If the code begins with the letter "A," the product is a part of the voluntary withdrawal," a release says. "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 is directing consumers to call them directly at 1-800-860-2867 if they have been affected by the products.

No other Schwebel bakeries are impacted by this suspension.

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