Girl Scout cookies not affected by peanut butter warning

In the wake of a huge recall over salmonella contamination in some peanut butter, viewers are calling WSFA 12 News asking if Girl Scout Cookies, which go on sale next week, are safe to eat.

The following is a statement from the Girls Scout organization:

Neither licensed baker affiliated with Girl Scout Cookies, ABC Interbake and Little Brownie Bakers, source their peanut butter from the supplier involved in the current peanut butter warning.

FDA and other regulatory agencies have indicated that Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) is the focus of their investigation concerning a recent Salmonella outbreak thought to be caused by tainted peanut butter. PCA does not supply peanut butter used in any variety of Girl Scout® cookies.

Food safety and quality are of the utmost importance to us. The Girl Scout® Cookie Program is the nation's premier entrepreneurship and educational program for girls and we appreciate your support in your local communities.