In the wake of nationwide concerns over the possibility of salmonella-contaminated peanut butter, the Girl Scouts of America have issued a statement assuring the public that their cookies are safe.
Neither licensed baker affiliated with Girl Scout cookies – ABC Interbake and Little Brownie Bakers – get their peanut butter from the supplier involved in the current peanut butter warning.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other regulatory agencies have indicated that Peanut Corporation of America is the focus of their investigation concerning the 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.
In a statement issued late last week, the Girl Scouts assured the public that safety and quality were “of the utmost concern” to the organization.
“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,” the statement said.
No suspected cases of salmonella have been tied to any of the Girl Scout cookie products.