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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Sweet and Savory Turkey Burgers
Ingredients
For the caramelized onions:
3 sweet onions, sliced into half-moons
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
Salt, to taste

For the burger patties:
1 pound ground turkey
1 large egg, beaten
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

For the burger assembly:
4 buns of your choice, split
4 ounces Mozzarella cheese, shredded
Store-bought cranberry sauce
Mayonnaise
Large handful of lettuce or leafy greens
Directions
Make the caramelized onions: Heat butter and oil in a large skillet to medium. Add onions and sauté, stirring every 5 minutes, for 30 minutes or until the onions become a rich, caramel color. Season with salt and set aside.

Make the burger patties: combine all burger patty ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix gently with your (clean) hands. Be careful not to overwork the meat mixture as it may become tough. Form the mixture into 4 patties and set on a plate to rest while you get the grill ready.

Preheat your grill to medium and oil with a paper towel dipped in vegetable oil. Cook the burger patties for 5 minutes on each side; the last couple minutes of cooking add the cheese and a scoop of onions so the toppings heat up. You can also grill the buns, cut side down on the grill, for about 30 seconds to toast them up at this point. The burgers should be at an internal temperature of 165 F when they are ready. Once cooked, remove from heat and let rest for at least 5 minutes before assembling the burgers.

To assemble the burgers, place a patty on the bottom side of each bun. Spread some mayo on the top of each bun, add some greens and cranberry sauce, cover each burger and serve.
Sweet and Savory Turkey Burgers
These tasty burgers have it all; sweet cranberry sauce, loads of caramelized onions and we've lightened things up with ground turkey in lieu of ground beef. These are basically a hybrid of a Thanksgiving leftover sandwich and a Summertime grilled burger. This recipe makes 4 burgers.
PREP TIME
10 minutes
COOK TIME
10 minutes
Looking for inspiration? Try these recipes:
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Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
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Flatbreads with Chicken Salad
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