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Girl Scout Products Not Affected by Peanut Butter Warning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 8, 2009

CONTACT:
Girl Scouts of the USA
Michelle Tompkins
212-852-5074
mtompkins@girlscouts.org

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.

Peanut Butter used in Girl Scout Cookies is not sourced from the peanut plant in Texas where salmonella has been detected. Girl Scout Cookies are safe to consume.

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.

No Girl Scout Cookies contain pistachios.

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.

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 U (800-478-7248) or visit www.girlscouts.org.

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