Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Girl Scout Cookies are Safe for Consumers

Girl Scout Cookie season is here! For those of you who are anxiously awaiting the arrival of your favorite variety, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta is happy to announce that the peanut butter used in Tagalongs® and Do-Si-Dos®, is not sourced from Peanut Corporation of America, the supplier recently implicated by the FDA in their ongoing investigation of a recent Salmonella outbreak.

All Girl Scout Cookies are baked under stringent guidelines and food safety and quality is of the utmost importance. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the premier business and economic literacy program for girls. It teaches girls financial responsibility, business proficiency and valuable life skills such as money management, teamwork, decision-making and goal setting. All of the proceeds from the program not only support collective troop activities, but they also help subsidize the cost of providing the Girl Scout Program to approximately 40,000 girls in the metropolitan Atlanta and northwest Georgia area.

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta and our partner Little Brownie Bakers are thankful for the public’s response to the importance of the continued support of Girl Scouts and especially the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

The purchase of a box of Girl Scout Cookies is and investment in the leaders of tomorrow! Girl Scouts are currently taking orders. Visit our Web site,, on Monday, Feb.16 to find a Girl Scout Cookie Booth Sale location near you.

About the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc.
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc. serves approximately 40,000 girls and over 16,000 adult members in 34 counties in the Greater Metropolitan Atlanta area, northwest Georgia and Polk County, TN. Girl Scouting’s mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. For more information on how to join, volunteer or donate to the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc. call 1-800-771-4046, or visit

Little Brownie Bakers
Little Brownie Bakers has been baking Girl Scout Cookies® since 1973. The bakery is licensed by Girl Scouts of the USA to provide eight varieties of cookies for the annual Cookie Sale activities, including Thin Mints, Samoas®, Tagalongs®, Do-si-dos®, and Trefoils. Little Brownie Bakers’ mission is to provide cookies and support services of the highest quality to Girl Scout councils so that the annual Girl Scout Cookie Program activities will help build a wide range of life skills for girls and generate income for Girl Scout troops and councils.
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