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Voluntary recall issued for Girl Scout cookie

February 26, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
'Tis the season for Girl Scout cookies around the country, but the flavor of one popular cookie is turning some people off. Some consumers have complained that the Lemon Chalet Crème cookies have a strange smell and taste. That's prompted the makers, Little Brownie Bakers, to issue a voluntary quality withdrawal.

It's not a recall, because while they may smell a little strange, the bakery says the cookies are fine to eat.

They released the following statement:

"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. 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 a consumer experiences an off taste and smell in this product, Little Brownie Bakers says to call 1-800-962-1718 or go to their Web site at www.littlebrowniebakers.com.