Sriracha Factory Shut Down Again

Categories: Controversy

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For the second time in weeks, Irwindale-based Sriracha producers Huy Fong Foods has been shut down.
The creators of Sriracha are facing another dousing to their production, as the California Department of Health has applied stricter guidelines to the way the hot sauce is made.

The halt comes just weeks after a court order shut down the factory after complaining neighbors allegedly suffered heartburn, inflamed asthma, and even nosebleeds they said were caused by the spicy odors seeping from the factory. The uproar eventually pushed the city of Irwindale to sue Huy Fong Foods for the alleged health hazard.

See also: Sriracha Plant Partially Shut Down in L.A., Everyone Please Stop Panicking

According to a California Department of Public Health order, the three hot sauces made by Huy Fong Foods must stay within the factory walls for a minimum of 30 days before being shipped to ensure contents of the uncooked sauces are free of microorganisms. This means that Sriracha-less store shelves won't see another bottle until mid-January. The Los Angeles Times reported that the technical roadblock was put up because of the way the sauces are manufactured without cooking. Existing stocks have not been recalled.

Bloggers have already begun the backlash to the Sriracha craze, urging hot sauce connoisseurs to rethink their Sriracha obsession and blaze a new trail. Others are bracing for the Sriracha-geddon (yeah, Sriracha means that much to some people) by following DIY instructions of how to make the stuff at home.

In the midst of the Sriracha turmoil, other "rooster sauce" extremists suggest that Sriracha high heels and lip balm will add that extra flame to your holiday season.

Whatever works.




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13 comments
Darryl Manco
Darryl Manco

It’s the best! Fuckem who complain.

Jon Huerta
Jon Huerta

Good call Lucas! Happy birthday to you

Efren Espinosa
Efren Espinosa

There is a banner next to the entrance of the factory that says ," We Do Not Make Tear Gas".

Brian Nelson
Brian Nelson

Fuck your stupid opinions and all the politics behind this shit. Do I have to horde bottles or not?

Saravuth Soth
Saravuth Soth

Bloggers telling Sriracha lovers to go down a different path of hot sauce? Try telling that to the Asian community and the lovers of pho.

Evil-Evangeline Hall DelBono
Evil-Evangeline Hall DelBono

Just going to push yet ANOTHER American company to move production out of CA or the USA... sad sad sad, shame on them!

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