Popular sriracha hot sauce recalled over fears of 'bloating', splattering

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The popular chilli sauce can be found in various supermarkets and Asian groceries. Photo credit: Food Standards Australia and New Zealand.

Bad news, spice lovers - a much-loved brand of sriracha chilli sauce has been recalled over fears 'bloated' bottles could splatter all over people.

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand issued the warning on Thursday, recalling both the 17oz (500g) and 28oz (800g) bottles of Huy Fong Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce.

According to the official Food Standards site, the recall is due to lactic acid build-up causing certain bottles to bloat as the sauce continues to ferment. It warns the "product may splatter on to property or persons on opening."

Purchasers are advised to be aware of bottles with best before date markings of March 2021. 

Those who have purchased the product are advised not to open bottles which feel bloated, but to instead return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The popular Huy Fong sriracha brand can be found in various New Zealand supermarkets and Asian grocery stores, as well as being a regular table topper at many food outlets.


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