Authorities have issued a massive recall of the hugely popular Sriracha Chili Sauce, available at Woolworths, Coles and IGA.
Food Standards Australia warn that lactic acid build-up in the sauce could cause the product to ‘bloat’ and potentially harm people if it explodes on persons or property when it's opened.
Bottles of the cult food product - a favourite across Australia and the world - has been pulled from shelves across major supermarkets and stores, with those with a best before date of March 2021 affected. Now shoppers are being warned to check their fridges.
Said Food Standards: ‘Kienfat Trading Pty Ltd is conducting a recall of Sriracha Hot Chilli Sauce 17oz and 28oz. The product has been available for sale at Coles, Woolworths, IGA's, independent's and Asian grocery stores nationally.
‘The recall is due to lactic acid build up causing certain bottles to “bloat” and continue to ferment. Product may splatter on to property or persons on opening.’
People have been warned to not open bottles that ‘feel bloated’ and ‘return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund.’
For more information, contact Kienfat Trading Pty Ltd on 0412 012 362.