A brand of popular hot chilli sauce is being recalled across Australia over fears that the bottles could explode upon opening, spraying the spicy liquid onto consumers’ skin, eyes and home.
Consumers who have purchased Sriracha Hot Chilli Sauce are being advised not to open any bottle that feels bloated and to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.
A build up of lactic acid inside some of the bottles, which are shipped from the United States by Kienfat Trading, has caused them to “bloat” and continue to ferment.
All 500mL (17oz) and 830mL (28oz) sauces sold in plastic bottles with a best before date before Mar 2021 are subject to the recall.
The product is sold at Coles, Woolworths, IGA and Asian grocery stores around Australia.
Sriracha is a sauce originating from Thailand and traditionally made from a paste of chilli peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt.
The sauce was last month recalled in the United States and Europe due to the same problem.