To Our Valued Customers:

The Canadian Government released a Food Recall Warning for Microbiological Salmonella on July 31st that has been traced to onions distributed throughout Canada and the United States. It has been has been determined and stated by the FDA and the Canadian Government that the contamination originated from Thompson International, Inc. in Bakersfield, CA. Peri & Sons does not sell to any of the parties that have been implicated in this recall and we are confirming that the onions named in this incident are not from our company. Onions from Peri & Sons Farms are safe for consumption.

Peri & Sons Farms has the strictest food safety policies in place to ensure the safety of our customers and end consumers. Our internal food safety standards and practices require that all onions, red, white, sweets and yellows, sold from our farms and packing shed facilities carry a certificate of analysis with negative results for both Salmonella and E. coli. We have provided documentation of our testing analysis for your reference as attachments. See Certificates of Analysis. (COA)

We hope this information and documentation of our testing will put your mind at ease with respect to the quality and purity of our onions. As always, COAs are available for all buyers upon request.

If you have any questions please contact either me or Sara Brinkley, Director of Food Safety, via the contact information noted below.

As always, the team at Peri & Sons Farms is completely committed to providing our customers a safe, pure, and clean product. We remain deeply grateful for your continued business and wish you and your entire team safety and good health.

Sincerely,
Pamela Peri

Pamela Peri
Executive Vice President
Peri & Sons Farms
775-463-4444 Main Office
775-781-3838 Mobile
Pamela@PeriandSons.com

Sara Brinkley
Director of Food Safety & Organic Certification
Peri & Sons Farms
775-463-6301 Direct
775-781-3886 Mobile
Sara@PeriandSons.com



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What has the FDA and the Canadian Government identified in this salmonella outbreak?
The Government of Canada and the FDA have traced and determined the contamination originated from Thompson International, Inc. in Bakersfield, CA. Please refer to the FDA link and Canadian Government link for more information and details about the actual brands involved.

https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-salmonella-newport-red-onions-july-2020
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/public-health-notices/2020/outbreak-salmonella-infections-under-investigation.html

Are onions purchased from Peri & Sons Farms safe for consumption?
Yes. Onions from Peri & Sons Farms are safe for consumption. Peri & Sons Farms does not sell onions to any of the parties that have been implicated in this recall. The onions in this incident are not product from our company.

How do I confirm onions from Peri & Sons Farms are safe for consumption?
Confirmation of our ongoing testing practices and food safety certificates are available for review. The food safety standards and pathological testing consistently prove the purity of our onions. Peri & Sons Farms has the strictest food safety policies, certifications and verified practices in place to ensure the safety of consumers. Please see packing shed food safety certifications.

Our internal food safety certifications practiced standards require that all onions, red, white, sweets and yellows, sold and shipped direct from our farms and packing shed facilities in a sealed truck carry a certificate of analysis with negative results for both Salmonella and E.coli. We have provided documentation of our testing analysis for your reference.

We hope this information and documentation of our testing will put your mind at ease with respect to the quality and purity of our onions.

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making life sweeter
There’s nothing quite like the flavor of a fresh, true sweet onion, but cooking with these little gems can be a bit tricky. The unique composition of a sweet onion makes them a wonderful ingredient in some dishes and a terrible choice for others. For the best results when cooking sweet onions consider these helpful tips:

Use sweets: Raw in sandwiches and salads; lightly grilled-whole or sliced, gently roasted or quickly baked; in stir-frys; power bowls, street tacos and other fresh fare. They are delicious caramelized but take care not to stir them too rigorously or cook them at too high a temperature

Avoid using in: Slow-cooker or long-simmering recipes like chili, stews, soup or in baked casserole dishes. Prolonged cooking breaks down the delicate texture and flavor of sweet onions.

Please browse through our wonderful selection of Sweetie Sweet Onion Recipes below. You’re sure to find some that will become family favorites. We invite you to join our Onion Obsession Club to periodically receive information and recipes featuring onions.
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Healthy Veggie Grilled Skewers
Ingredients
For the marinade:
1 tablespoon good-quality balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed into a paste
Handful of finely chopped fresh herbs (we used parsley and tarragon)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Skewer ingredients:
12-15 small new potatoes
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, rinsed
1 red or sweet onion, cut into wedges (leave ends intact so they hold together)
2 zucchini, rinsed and cut into 1/4" rounds
1 red or yellow bell pepper, cored and cut into 1" pieces
Directions
Make the marinade: Whisk together all marinade ingredients in a nonreactive bowl and set aside.

Parboil the potatoes: Add potatoes to a pot and cover with cold water and generous pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and cook for 8-10 minutes; you'll want the potatoes tender enough to be pierced with a fork but not falling apart. Drain and set aside to cool. Once the potatoes have cooled, slice each potato in half lengthwise.

White the potatoes are coking soak 10-12 wooden skewers in a plate of water. this will prevent them from burning on the grill. Or you can use metal skewers.

Add all veggies and potatoes to a large mixing bowl. Add marinade and toss gently with your (clean) hands to combine.

Preheat your grill or a grill pan to medium-high.

While grill is heating up, thread potatoes and vegetables onto skewers, distributing evenly. Continue until all vegetables are used; pour any remaining marinade over skewers.

Grill skewers for 8-10 minutes, flipping once in the middle of cooking. You want a light char on the vegetables and the tomatoes should just be starting to burst. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes before serving.
Healthy Veggie Grilled Skewers
Use this weekend's farmer's market haul to make these fresh, flavorful, guilt-free skewers. We've kept the ingredient list short and sweet, but feel free to add some cubed eggplant or mushrooms. This recipe makes approximately 10-12 skewers.
PREP TIME
20 minutes
COOK TIME
20 minutes
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