If you're a fan of Sriracha, this affects you! Huy Fong Foods, the business best renowned for creating the spicy spice, has issued a warning about a possible shortage. A lack of chili peppers is affecting Huy Fong Foods' capacity to produce many of its in-demand sauces, including Chili Garlic and Sambal Oelek, according to the company.
“We are still endeavoring to resolve this issue that has been caused by several spiraling events, including unexpected crop failure from the spring chili harvest,” Huy Fong Foods said to NBC News.
Back in April, Huy Fong Foods shared a letter on a food distribution website for wholesale buyers that said: “Currently, due to weather conditions affecting the quality of chili peppers, we now face a more severe shortage of chili.”
Moreover, the letter reads, "Therefore, all orders submitted on or after April 19, 2022, will be scheduled AFTER Labor Day (September 6, 2022) in the order it was received. Additionally, if you had provided us with a purchase order and have not received confirmation, it will be on hold until September 2022.