Recall: “Bloated” Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce Bottles, Warns Australian Food Authority

Sue Byamba
By Sue Byamba
December 26, 2019Australiashare
Recall: “Bloated” Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce Bottles, Warns Australian Food Authority
Bottles are produced for Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce at the Huy Fong Foods plant in Irwindale, Calif., on May 14, 2014. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

One of the world’s most popular hot sauce, Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, is being urgently recalled across Australia.

New South Wales Food Authority warned on Dec. 26, not to open Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce that feels bloated, as it may splatter into consumers’ skin eyes and home upon opening.

Due to a build-up of lactic acid inside some of the bottles, the bottle may bloat and continue to ferment.

The bottles were recalled last month in Europe and the United States due to the same issue.

The specific Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce being recalled are the 17 oz and the 28oz plastic bottles with a Best Before date of MAR 2021.

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Bottles of Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce are shown in Chicago, Ill., on Dec. 12, 2013. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

If the bottle feels bloated, consumers are advised to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund or destroy it.

They are sold at Australian major supermarkets such as Coles, Woolworths, IGA, and other Asian grocery stores around the country.

For more information, consumers can contact the number 0412 012 362, according to the NSW Food Authority.

Sriracha is a hot sauce made from a paste of chili peppers, garlic, sugar, salt, and distilled vinegar that originated in Thailand.

David Tran began the hot sauce company Huy Fong Foods Inc. in Chinatown in 1980 and a few years later introduced Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce to the United States.

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Huy Fong Foods CEO David Tran poses next to hoppers where chilies are delivered during chili crushing season at the Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce factory in Irwindale, Calif., on May 14, 2014. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

The product is distributed by Kien Fat Trading in the United States and is distributed to Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, according to NSW Food Authority.

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