Three batches of Guide biscuits have been withdrawn because
of "imperfections" as the annual fundraiser starts today.
Griffins, makers of the biscuits, has withdrawn two batches
of original biscuits and is currently withdrawing a third
because of cooked product residue marking the bottom of the
GirlGuiding New Zealand chief executive, Susan Coleman, said
the withdrawal was disappointing, but had been dealt with
"It's important to us that our customers enjoy high quality
biscuits, so if they discover an imperfection in their
biscuits we're asking them to return the packet to their
local Guiding group and the biscuits can either be replaced
like for like if they have some available, or with a
delicious packet of Guide Chocs or Minis. Buyers can also
call Griffin's on 0800 GRIFFINS - 0800 474 338."
"New Zealanders should be reassured that these batches are
only a small proportion of Guide biscuits sold during biscuit
season. In total there are over 30,000 cartons of quality
Originals for sale."
Guide biscuits have been on sale for the past 57 years, and
the fundraiser provides more than half of GirlGuiding NZ's
The biscuits are on sale from today for $3.50 per packet.