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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Did you know onions are the only basic ingredient found in every single solitary cuisine around the world? Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Believed to be native to Asia, these underground bulbs are prized all over the world; they are definitely prized in Yerington, Nevada at Peri & Sons Farms where we have been growing premium white, red, yellow, sweet and organic onions since 1979.

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Slow Cooker French Onion Soup
Ingredients
2 large red onions, peeled and thinly sliced into half-moons
3 large yellow onions, peeled and thinly sliced into half-moons
1 large white onions, peeled and thinly sliced into half-moons
3 shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup dry white wine or dry sherry
2 tablespoons brandy
8 cups good-quality beef stock (we like Kitchen Basics brand), brought to room temperature
1 tablespoon flour
1 bay leaf
Leaves from 3-4 sprigs fresh thyme
Kosher salt and pepper
8 1" thick slices of French bread
8 ounces Gruyere cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons butter
Directions
Heat a large, heavy skillet to medium-high and add olive oil. Add all onions and shallots and cook, stirring every few minutes, until the onions are softened and beginning to turn a deep, golden color. This process should take about 30 minutes. Add garlic and cook for two more minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Sprinkle flour over onions, stir to combine and cook for one more minute. Add wine or sherry and brandy and cook until liquid is reduced by half. NOTE: if you are using a gas range, turn off the flame before adding the brandy as it is highly flammable and you do not want to start a fire. Once brandy has been added, turn flame back on and continue to cook.

Once liquid has reduced, turn off heat and add onion mixture to your slow cooker along with the stock, bay leaf and thyme. Cook on low for 4-5 hours. Taste soup and season with salt and pepper, if necessary.

To finish, ladle about a cup of soup into an oven-proof crock. Butter one slice of bread, place on top of soup and top with an ounce of cheese. Repeat with remaining servings. Place crock on a baking sheet and broil until cheese is melted, about five minutes. Serve immediately.
Slow Cooker French Onion Soup
We just can't find anything not to love about a good bowl of onion soup, and this recipe happens to be one of our favorite versions. A trip through the slow cooker ensures a deep, rich flavor that is just out of this world. Try this soup as a starter for your next holiday dinner; your guests will not be disappointed! This recipe makes 8 servings.
PREP TIME
15 minutes
COOK TIME
6 hours / 0 mins
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