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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Moroccan Chicken with Olives and Lemon
Ingredients
1/2 lemon, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 medium sized chicken breasts or thighs
1 1/2 cups yellow onions, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Pinch of turmeric
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup water or chicken stock
3/4 cup green olives
Salt and pepper, to taste
Directions
Heat a large skillet to medium-high. Add the lemon slices and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the lemons are caramelized. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan. Add chicken and cook for 8-10 minutes, flipping once in the middle of cooking. Remove chicken to a plate and set aside. Add the remaining oil and onions; cook onions for 5-6 minutes, until the onions begin to brown at the edges. Add the garlic, ginger, paprika, cumin and turmeric and cinnamon and stir. Add the water or stock and stir, making sure to scrape up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Add the chicken back into the pan, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Add the olives, lemon slices and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Let stand a few minutes before serving.
Moroccan Chicken with Olives and Lemon
Take your tastebuds on a world-class journey with this savory, flavorful, healthy recipe. It's on the table in just over a half hour, making it a great weeknight meal option. We like to serve this over steamed white or brown rice. This recipe makes 4 servings.
PREP TIME
10 minutes
COOK TIME
30 minutes
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