July 3, 2022

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The weather is causing a shortage of Sriracha sauce

The weather is causing a shortage of Sriracha sauce

Notice to Hot Sauce Lovers: The shortage of pepper will cause the company that makes Sriracha sauce to suspend production in the summer, which could lead to a decline in the stock of popular spices in grocery stores.

Hui Fang Foods, which makes the iconic Sriracha, Sambal Olek and Garlic Chili Sauces, had to suspend production and sales due to a ‘severe’ shortage of chillies, the British daily reported. Guardian.

The company has warned that the Asian hot sauce department may be vacant for a few months.

“Unfortunately, we can confirm that there is an unprecedented shortage of our products,” she said. “[Cette situation] Is beyond our control and we cannot manufacture our products without this important ingredient.

AFP

Hui Fang Foods is entirely to blame for the weather conditions affecting California, New Mexico and Mexico, where it is the source of chili. The company said California’s historic drought and high temperatures could also affect crop quality.

“We are still working to resolve this issue, which was caused by a number of spiral events, including unexpected damage to the spring chilli crop. We look forward to a successful fall season and thank our customers for their patience and continued support,” Hugh Fong Foods wrote in an email to customers. .

When confronted with the news, reactions on Twitter turned into a rocket, with one user even claiming it was “the first sign of a catastrophe”.

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Others have already started storing bottles of sauce. One fan tweeted, “Sriracha fears scarcity.”

“Immediately after this tweet I was going to the grocery store to store Sriracha,” another user posted.