Girl Scouts Cookies Not Affected By Salmonella

01.20.09 | FL News Team

Consumers can buy Girl Scout cookies with confidence this year, because they are not made with peanut butter associated with the current salmonella warning. That's the word from Girl Scouts of the USA, which says "food safety and quality are of utmost importance to us."

The organization says neither of its bakers receives its peanut butter from Peanut Corporation of America. PCA is being investigated by the Food and Drug Administration in connection with the nationwide salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds and led to at least six deaths.

Mars Snackfood is also assuring consumers that its peanut butter M&Ms, Twix peanut butter cookie bars and Kudos peanut butter granola bars are safe. In a statement, Mars says most of the peanut butter in its products is made from its own peanuts, and doesn't come from an outside supplier.