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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Summer Garden Bruschetta
Ingredients
1/2 loaf of good quality french or sourdough bread, cut into 1/3" slices (about 10 slices)
1 pound summer-ripe tomatoes, chopped
1/2 red, white or sweet onion chopped
2-3 large cloves garlic, peeled and left whole
1/4 cup fresh herbs, finely chopped (we used parsley and thyme, but and fresh herbs you have on hand will work)
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper, to taste
Directions
Preheat your oven or toaster oven broiler. Make sure the oven rack is positioned in the middle of the oven.

In a mixing bowl, combine tomatoes, onion and herbs. Add oil and vinegar and fold gently to combine. Season with salt and pepper and let rest while you toast the bread.

Place bread slices on a baking sheet and broil for 4-5 minutes, until bread is toasted, flipping once halfway through the cooking time. Remove bread and let rest until just cool enough to handle but still warm.

Rub each bread slice on one side with the garlic cloves. Top each slice of bread with a scoop of topping. Serve and enjoy!
Summer Garden Bruschetta
Head out to your veggie patch for the ingredients to make this light, healthy, lovely bruschetta. This simple, clean dish makes a great afternoon snack and the topping is also great served with a piece of grilled chicken. This recipe makes approximately 10 bruschetta but can easily be doubled.
PREP TIME
10 minutes
COOK TIME
5 minutes
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Chicken Quesadillas with Fresh Garden Salsa
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Creamy Roasted Onion Soup
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