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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Creamy Baked Penne with Onions
Ingredients
For the caramelized onions:
1 large sweet onion, cut in half and thinly sliced into half-moons
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
Salt, to taste

For the pasta:
8 ounces penne pasta
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
Pinch of ground nutmeg
Pinch of cayenne pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper, to taste
Directions
Make the caramelized onions: Heat a large, heavy skillet to medium. Add butter, oil and onions; stir so that all of the onions are coated with the butter and oil. Cook, stirring every few minutes, until the onions soften and turn a golden caramel color. The entire process will take about 30 minutes. Once the onions are caramelized, season lightly with salt, remove from heat and set aside.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and season liberally with salt. Add pasta and cook for exactly 6 minutes. Drain in a colander and set aside.

Heat the same pot you cooked the pasta in to medium. Add butter and let melt. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add flour and stir so that the flour is coated with the butter. Let cook for 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in the milk, about 1/2 cup at a time; whisk constantly to break up and lumps. When the first addition of milk begins to thicken, add more. Repeat this process until all of the milk and cream have been added. Let mixture continue to cook until it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Once thickened, turn off heat, stir in nutmeg, cayenne and cheese. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Add drained pasta and onions to the sauce and fold to combine. Pour entire mixture into a greased 9" x 13" baking dish. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the pasta is golden and bubbling. Let stand for a few minutes before serving.
Creamy Baked Penne with Onions
Basically a grown-up spin on macaroni and cheese, this creamy, cheesy pasta boasts plenty of caramelized onions and tasty goodness. You can also add some precooked cubed chicken before baking for some extra protein. This recipe makes 6 servings.
PREP TIME
15 minutes
COOK TIME
1 hour / 0 mins
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