No Salmonella in Girl Scout Cookies

No tainted peanut butter in tasty treats.

The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas are answering worries their cookies might have been made with tainted peanut butter.

The group said Tuesday their cookies are safe to eat.

The two bakeries that produce cookies for the Girl Scouts do not get their peanut butter from a Georgia plant that is believed to be the source of the salmonella.

Two types of cookies sold by the group, Tagalongs and Do-si-dos contain peanut butter.

Several food companies and retailers have pulled items made with peanut butter amid a salmonella outbreak.

The Food and Drug Administration traced the outbreak to a Georgia plant owned by Peanut Corp. of America, which makes peanut butter and peanut paste and sells it to institutions and food companies. The outbreak may have contributed to the deaths of six people and sickened more than 470 others in 43 states.

The government has advised consumers to avoid eating cookies, cakes, ice cream and other foods containing peanut butter until health officials learn more about the contamination. Peanut butter sold in jars to consumers is not included.

Click here for a searchable list of recalled products and brands from the FDA.


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