Hey. Did you just hear that? It was the collective sigh of relief from all the cookie fiends out there like me who are addicted to those delicious, sweet morsels of goodness known as Do-si-dos and Tagalongs Girl Scout Cookies. In the first bit of good news I’ve heard since this whole Salmonella peanut butter outbreak began, the Girl Scouts announced today that their products were not made from peanut butter manufactured at the Blakely, Georgia peanut processing plant operated by Peanut Corporation of America and implicated by the FDA as the source of the Salmonella outbreak. Just look at that Tagalong…crunchy, chocolatey, peanut buttery deliciousness….OK, I’m back.
However, all is still not well in cookie land. In addition to the laundry list of recalled food items already listed on the FDA’s website, it was also announced today that peanut butter cookie dough sold as a fundraiser for several Southern California schools is being recalled because it may contain Salmonella. The product is packed in a 3-pound white plastic tub and labeled "Sweet Success Peanut Butter Cookie Dough." Contaminated peanut butter may have been used to make the dough, which was distributed to schools after Dec. 8 by Sweet Success Fundraising in Ontario.