It’s Girl Scout cookie time. Again. Right on schedule, something else is in the news that threatens to make it even more difficult for girls finance their activities by selling cookies. I won’t give more attention to some of the manufactured drama from the past. Instead, let’s talk toxic peanut butter. I had to go directly to the cookie manufacturer to get my question answered, but so far, East TN Girl Scout cookies are NOT affected by the peanut butter recall. Here is the press release from Little Brownie Bakers:
For Release: January 19, 2009
Peanut Butter Safety in Girl Scout Cookies®
LOUISVILLE, KY — The peanut butter used in all Little Brownie Bakers Girl Scout® cookie products is not sourced from the supplier involved in the current peanut butter recall.
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 the Company’s Tagalongs® or Do-si-dos® branded Girl Scout® cookies.
Food safety is of the utmost importance to us. We appreciate the trust you have placed in us to provide high quality, safe food. We appreciate your support of the Girl Scouts® in your community.
Out of curiosity, I checked with the Girl Scout cookie bakery for other parts of the country. ABC Bakers is also NOT affected by the peanut butter recall. So, order Girl Scout cookies and know that you are helping pay for adventures and experiences that will help girls grow and learn. Isn’t life complicated enough without having to worry about peanut butter?