Girl Scout Cookies not affected by Peanut Butter Warning
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 by ABC 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 the Girl Scout 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 local annual Cookie sale, conducted by Girl Scouts Louisiana East, began January 23 and concludes March 22. Girl Scout cookies are $3.50 per box upon delivery, and are preservative-free, kosher, with zero trans fat per serving. All proceeds remain within the local Girl Scout council, helping support Girl Scout troop and council-wide initiatives. Cookies will be delivered beginning March 3 and will be sold at various booth locations throughout the 23 parishes served by the council beginning March 6 at 5 p.m. until March 22.
Girl Scouting’s mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. The local council, Girl Scouts Louisiana East, serves girls 5 to 17 in the parishes of Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana. To order cookies, call the Cookie Hotline at either Council office; in New Orleans at (504) 733-8220, Baton Rouge at (225) 927-8946, or visit www.gsle.org.
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