Giant Eagle issues statement on Schwebel’s bacteria discovery

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – WKBN received a statement from Giant Eagle Spokesman Dan Donovan Wednesday morning shedding more light on the grocery store chain’s response to the finding of Listeria at the Youngstown Schwebel’s factory.

The statement reads:

As directed by Schwebel, representatives from the manufacturer have removed all potentially affected Schwebel brand products from Giant Eagle, Inc. store shelves across all of our markets. As an added measure of caution, Giant Eagle is removing those varieties of Giant Eagle brand bread that were produced from the Schwebel Youngstown facility from its store shelves.

Tuesday, representatives from the Schwebel’s factory in Youngstown announced that listeria had been found during routine swabbing at the factory.

The company decided to withdraw potentially affected products from store shelves. Schwebel’s items that have a product code–located next to the “best by” date–that begins with “A” may have been affected.

A representative from the Mahoning County Board of Health said that all cases of Listeria must be reported to their offices and that so far this year, no cases have been reported.


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