California-based Huy Fong halts sriracha production due to ‘too green’ peppers

Huy Fong Foods, the California-based company that makes the well-known brand of sriracha, might experience a shortage of the sauce, as it has halted production through Labor Day.

“Unfortunately, all orders that have been scheduled beginning on May 6, 2024, will be canceled and the status changed to pending,” a letter reportedly read. “After reevaluating our supply of chili, we have determined that it is too green to proceed with production as it is affecting the color of the product.”

A Huy Fong representative told the Washington Examiner on Thursday that they had no comment.

The change in the company’s supply of peppers will likely affect the brand’s chili garlic as well. This follows Huy Fong’s previous sriracha shortage in 2022.

Huy Fong has struggled with supply problems since it broke its contract with Underwood
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