SRIRACHA HOT SAUCE Recall over ‘exploding’ bottle fears


Sriracha Hot Chilli sauce has been recalled in Australia and New Zealand over fears bottles could “explode” when opened.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand warned a build-up of lactic acid could cause bottles to “bloat and continue to ferment”.

It said the condiment may splatter over people or property when opened.

The product is sold widely in supermarkets and Asian grocery stores across Australia and New Zealand.

Made from chilies, vinegar, and garlic, the red sauce has become popular worldwide and is often referred to as “hipster Tabasco”.

The recall applies to 502ml and 828ml sized bottles with a best before date of March 2021