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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Nationwide Distribution
Given that Peri & Sons Farms takes the time to hand-harvest and hand-select all of our onions, you can be sure we’re going to take exceptional care when it comes to delivering them.

Over the last 35 years, our seasoned transportation team has built relationships with transportation professionals across the nation. We use only highly-professional, experienced carriers that are licensed by the United States Department of Transportation and meet all regulatory standards.

We keep our customers happy by doing everything possible to keep shipments on track and on time; when compared to shippers of our size, our volume and our on-time record is exceptional. We understand the importance of keeping those “truck wheels turning” so that your product deliverers on time, so our shipping docks are well-manned and all trucks are loaded in a fast, efficient manner.

Distribution International
In addition to shipping our produce all across the United States, we also have in-depth experience navigating the highly-regulated and complex processes that are inherent in transporting produce internationally.

Our highly-competent and responsive export specialists are experienced in every aspect of international produce exporting. They understand and appreciate the many intercultural differences and sensitivities that must be taken into account in order to foster strong, long-lasting relationships. They also know how to provide innovative and customized transportation solutions—whether by sea, air, road, rail or waterway.

We understand the challenges that supply-and-demand and seasonality pose in the produce world, and we have developed systems that allow us to keep on top of transportation availability 24/7/365. Our logistical and strategic processes enable us to find the timeliest, safest and most affordable delivery method possible; ensuring that the onions you buy from Peri & Sons Farms will arrive at your chosen destination, in pristine condition.

Let our international sales team find the fastest, safest and most efficient way to deliver farm-fresh Peri & Sons Farms’ premium onions to your destination; wherever it may be.

Please contact our expert sales team help you develop a domestic, direct-from-the-farm, year-round customized onion program that you can trust and rely on.

Domestic Sales
Jessica Peri
Retail Sales Manager
775-463-6326 Direct, 775-741-3949 Mobile
Jessica@PeriandSons.com

Cindy Elrod
Sales & New Business Development
775-463-6318 Direct, 509-720-1661 Mobile
CindyE@PeriandSons.com

Mindy VanVleck
Sales
775-463-6313 Direct, 509-945-3513 Mobile
Mindy@PeriandSons.com

Monique Blajos
Sales
775-463-6325 Direct, 775-316-1040 Mobile
Monique@PeriandSons.com

Denise Fischer
Sales
775-463-9981 Direct, 509-480-1287 Mobile
Dfischer@PeriandSons.com

Shane Martin
Sales
775-463-6346 Direct, 775-287-7373 Mobile
Smartin@PeriandSons.com

Joe Bowers
Sales
775-463-6343 Direct, 775-815-0364 Mobile
Jbowers@PeriandSons.com


Elias Alvarado
Senior Sales Assistant
775-463-6338 Direct, 775-781-9152 Mobile
Elias@PeriandSons.com

Alejandra Alvarado
Sales Assistant
775-463-6303 Direct, 775-781-1806 Mobile
Alejandra@PeriandSons.com

Samantha Anderson
Sales Executive Assistant
775-463-5015 Direct, 530-721-1867 Mobile
SAnderson@periandsons.com

Laura Gattis
Sales Executive Assistant
775-463-9965 Direct, 831-594-8851 Mobile
LGattis@periandsons.com

International Sales
Peter Ng
1-805-407-3663 Direct
peter_ng_kp@yahoo.com.sg

Marketing
Teri Gibson, Director, Marketing & Customer Relations
775-463-6324 Direct, 775-745-6094 Mobile
Teri@PeriandSons.com

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