Huy Fong Foods company announced shortage of its Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, which lingers till fall. It said due to insufficient chili peppers, production of its sauces, including Chili Garlic and Sambal Oelek, will be limited.
The food company in its statement remarked, they still try to find a solution to the problem attributable to unstable things such as unexpected poor chili harvest in the spring. The statement expressed hope for abundant crop in fall and appreciated its customers for their patience and support.
The American hot sauce company, on April 19, published a letter on a food site saying weather conditions has impacted chili peppers’ quality and there’s a severe shortage of the crop.
The origin of chili is in Mexico, which has suffered from a drought, regions in the western US alike.
The California-based company stated that it will not accept any new orders for sauces before the month of September.
On Facebook, the US-based Brady’s Sushi and Hibachi said that due to the shortage, free Sriracha sauce is not served at the restaurant’s table. The food supply chain has been hit by the pandemic and record inflation. The Russian invasion has also worsened the situation.
Earlier in June, the agriculture department of the U.S. announced it will cope with the supply issue with several measures.