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Another Sriracha shortage looming?

6 days ago

"The Sriracha shortage panic has returned.

In what’s become a dreaded tradition in recent years, fans of the beloved spicy chili sauce just got more bad news: The California company that popularized the condiment known for its distinctive fiery red color has halted production until after Labor Day.

Last week, Huy Fong Foods, which is based in Irwindale, sent a letter to its distributors blaming the four-month pause that could eventually snarl the sauce’s supply chain on the recent harvest of red jalapeño peppers.

“After reevaluating our supply of chili, we have determined that it is too green to proceed with production as it is affecting the color of the product,” Huy Fong Foods wrote to its wholesale customers in a letter reviewed by The Times. “Although this does not affect the quality and flavor of our sauce, we regret to inform you that we have decided to halt production until after Labor Day, when our next chili season starts.”"

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