Girl Scout Cookies Not Affected by Peanut Butter Warning

Feb 17, 2009 Posted in Press Releases

NEW YORK, N.Y. —Neither of the two licensed bakers affiliated with Girl Scout® Cookies, ABC Interbake or Little Brownie Bakers, source their peanut butter from the supplier involved in the current peanut butter warning.

All ingredients used in Girl Scout Cookies are regularly inspected to ensure they are safe for consumption.

Peanut Butter used byABC Interbake is supplied by Hampton Farms in Severn, N.C. Peanut Butter used by Little Brownie Bakers is supplied by Algood Food Company in Louisville, Ky.

FDA and other regulatory agencies have indicated that Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) is the focus of their investigation concerning a recent Salmonella outbreak thought to be caused by tainted peanut butter. PCA does not supply peanut butter used in any variety of Girl Scout® cookies.

Food safety and quality are of the utmost importance to us. The Girl Scout® Cookie Program is the nation's premier entrepreneurship and educational program for girls and we appreciate your support in your local communities.

CONTACT:
Michelle Tompkins
212-852-5074

For more information on where to get Girl Scout Cookies, go to www.girlscoutcookies.org.

About Girl Scouts

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.4 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls' healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate to Girl Scouts, call (800) GSUSA 4 (800-478-7248) or visit www.girlscouts.org.

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