Sriracha chili sauce maker temporarily stops selling due to severe chili shortage
Huy Fong, one of the major players in the Asian chili sauce market, has said that brand-name products such as Sriracha chili sauce, garlic chili sauce and Sambal Oelek chili sauce will be greatly affected during the shortage. out of stock this time.
“Unfortunately, we are about to face an unprecedented shortage of our products. We are still working to resolve this issue – a consequence of extreme weather conditions over time. recently,” said Huy Fong’s representative.
It is known that high temperatures and historic droughts across the western United States are causing severe damage to California’s agriculture. According to the US Drought Monitor, the region is in a “severe drought” and Southern California-based Huy Fong Foods is not spared.
In the context of a continuous shortage of chili peppers since the outbreak of the pandemic, Huy Fong in April warned that the shortage of chili peppers will become more and more severe, even “out of control” and will affect the production and sale of Sriracha chili sauce.
Due to low inventory, Huy Fong announced that he will not accept any more orders from now until September. All orders after April 19 will also be completed by Huy Fong after the Holidays. Labor (first Monday of September) due to insufficient input materials. Huy Fong advises distributors not to “commit to customers unless you have the product in stock”.
“Thank you to everyone for being patient and continuing to support us during this difficult time,” said Huy Fong’s representative. “We understand this will be difficult, but at this time we are unable to accept any new orders because we do not have enough inventory to meet.”
The news has shocked fans of Sriracha chili sauce around the world. On Twitter, some called it “a sign of the end of the world”. They try to buy as much as possible leftover bottles of Sriracha chutney at local grocery stores in preparation for the months of “special spiciness” to come.
In 2019, Sriracha chili sauce was recalled by Australian and New Zealand authorities because of concerns that the plastic bottle could explode when opened.
Known for the white rooster symbol on the bottle label, Sriracha awakens the taste buds of food lovers and grows more and more when attracting a large number of loyal users. Every year, millions of kilograms of Jalapenos peppers are processed to create Huy Fong’s legendary chili sauce with the distinctive pungent taste of fresh chili peppers, the mild sourness of vinegar and fragrant garlic. They are used in almost any dish, from pizza to sushi, to pasta or pho.
Earlier in 2019, Sriracha chili sauce was recalled by Australian and New Zealand authorities over concerns that the plastic bottle could explode when opened.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), which is responsible for developing food standards for these two countries, recommends that consumers discard 502 ml and 828 ml bottles of Sriracha chili sauce with expiration dates. Use until March 2021.
“Don’t open bottles that you feel are bulging. Please return them to the distributor for a full refund,” FSANZ says on its website, explaining that a build-up of lactic acid can cause bottles to become toxic. The peppers “bulge” and continue to ferment, causing a compressed soy sauce gas explosion.