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The cookies in question, made by Little Brownie Bakers, "contain oils that may be breaking down which can result in an off taste and smell," the baker said in a statement.
"We have fifteen affected lot codes distributed to 31 of the 81 Girl Scout councils in a variety of states," Little Brownie Bakers spokeswoman Susanne Norwitz told Slashfood. Those with cookies that have an off taste or smell should call 1-800-962-1718 or contact the bakery through their Web site.
"They worked to rectify the problem as soon as they realized there was one because customer satisfaction is so important to both them and Girl Scouts," Michelle Tompkins, spokeswoman for Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. told Slashfood. "They are safe to eat, it just didn't pass the quality test."
Little Brownie Bakers said, and the company is working with is suppliers to identify the cause of the problem.
There are 15 affected lot numbers of Lemon Chalet Creme Girl Scout Cookies.
Local Girl Scout Councils will replace any affected cookies, Tompkins told Slashfood.
The problem involves only the Lemon Chalet Creme cookies. All other Girl Scout Cookies including Thin Mints, Tagalongs and Samoas remain deliciously unaffected.