HAMBURG (WKBW) Store shelves at several WNY delis and convenience stores are nearly empty when it comes to Schwebel's bread, after the company discovered Listeria at it's Youngstown Ohio bakery and instituted a recall.
All bread products with a code starting with the letter "A" located near the best-by date are affected by this voluntary recall. Products were shipped directly to stores in several states, including New York.
Some local stores we stopped at along Route Five in Hamburg say the company came in this morning and took all of the affected products away.
According to a release from Schwebel's, there are no cases of people becoming ill. Listeria is a bacteria which can cause serious intestinal and nervous system ailments. The company says it is "taking this action as a precautionary measure to assure that our products are safe."
And while it's all in the name of safety, the Derby Deli says this recall is costing it business. The store is now all out of white bread, and is selling footlong hotdogs without any footlong buns. The company has told the deli that a new shipment will arrive on Thursday.
Any customers who have purchased the affected products are being urged not to eat them, and either throw them out or return them to where they were bought. Anyone with any questions can contact Schwebel's directly at 1-800-860-2867.