Girl scout cookies not a concern
If you ordered peanut butter cookies from a Lawrence-area Girl Scout, you don’t have to worry about the salmonella outbreak.
“We’ve been told that our baker – ABC Bakers – did not have any (peanut butter) from the batch that is being recalled,” said Mary Jo Mensie, a volunteer with the Girl Scout organization in Lawrence. The local scouts are part of the Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo.
Girls Scouts are now in the process of delivering cookies to people who placed orders a few months ago, as well as selling additional boxes.
Milwaukee Kellogg Co. said Monday federal authorities have confirmed that salmonella was found in a single package of its peanut butter crackers, as two grocers and General Mills Corp. recalled some of their products because of the scare.
Kellogg had recalled 16 products last week because of the possibility of salmonella contamination.
On Monday, the company said the Food and Drug Administration confirmed contamination in a single package of Austin Quality Foods Toasty Crackers with Peanut Butter.
Food companies and retailers have been recalling products with peanut butter in them because of suspicion of contamination amid a salmonella outbreak that has killed at least six people and sickened more than 470 others in 43 states. At least 90 people have been hospitalized.
The FDA has created a searchable list of recalled products and brands on the agency’s Web site at fda.gov.
Also Monday, Midwestern grocer and retailer Meijer Inc. said it was recalling two types of crackers and two varieties of ice cream because of the possibility of salmonella contamination: Meijer brand Cheese and Peanut Butter and Toasty Peanut Butter sandwich crackers, and Peanut Butter and Jelly and Peanut Butter Cup ice cream.
General Mills said in a news release Monday afternoon that it was recalling two flavors of snack bars: LARABAR Peanut Butter Cookie snack bars and JamFrakas Peanut Butter Blisscrisp snack bars.
Last week King Nut Companies of Ohio issued a statement that it had recalled two brands of peanut butter.