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NO Girl Scout Cookies have been recalled. Certain lots of Lemon Chalet Crème Cookies from Little Brownie Baker have been withdrawn and are being replaced. No other varieties of Girl Scout Cookies are affected by this quality withdrawal.
Certain lots of Lemon Chalet Crème cookies contain oils that may be breaking down which can result in an off taste and smell. We are asking that the councils that received these batches return any product inventory in their control to us. The affected Lemon Chalet Crème cookie batches have the following lot codes:
7455881 7455882 7455883
7456741 7456742 7456743
7457661 7457662 7457663
7458521 7458522 7458523
7459401 7459402 7459403
In the event that consumers experience an off taste and smell in this product, they should call 1-800-962-1718 or contact Little Brownie Bakers at www.littlebrowniebakers.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 10, 2010
Girl Scouts of the USA
New York, N.Y. — GSUSA received some complaints involving Little Brownie Baker's Lemon Chalet Cremes™. The complaints centered on the taste and/or smell of the cookies. After doing some fact-finding, we learned that the Lemon Chalet cookies of the 15 lots in question are safe to eat; but do not pass Little Brownie's quality test. Thirty-one councils have been affected, and all have been notified with specific batch numbers.
Only some lots of the Lemon Chalet Crème Cookie contain oils that may be breaking down which can result in an off taste and smell. While these cookies are safe to eat they are not up to quality standards.
No other cookie varieties in our product line are affected by this quality withdrawal. This situation affects approximately 6.5% of Lemon Chalet Cremes produced for the current season.
For more information please visit: www.littlebrowniebakers.com.
Thank you for your support of the GIrl Scout Cookie Program. Please visit www.girlscoutcookies.org if you want to find Girl Scout Cookies near you.
Please find Little Brownie Bakers statement below.
Statement re: Lemon Chalet Crème Cookies
Little Brownie Bakers recently received a few contacts from consumers informing us of an off taste and smell from certain packages of Lemon Chalet Crème cookies. We immediately took the precautionary step of testing product samples. We determined that while the cookies are safe for consumers to eat, they are not up to our quality standards.
All of the Girl Scout Councils that received these lot codes will be notified directly. We will provide replacement product for councils and consumers. No other Girl Scout cookies are involved.
The quality of our products is a top priority for Little Brownie Bakers. We sincerely apologize to any consumers affected and are committed to working with the impacted Girl Scout councils through this issue.
About Girl Scouts
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.4 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls' healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts, call (800) GSUSA 4 U (800-478-7248) or visit www.girlscouts.org.