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A Condiment Quarantined

California says sriracha must be held to treat micro-organisms.

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You know we love sriracha around here, so we’re a bit alarmed by all this talk of a #srirachapocalypse in the Twittersphere.

Word is that shipments of the deservedly ubiquitous chili paper-based hot sauce – the one that comes most often in a bottle bearing a distinctive rooster logo – have been quarantined in California by the state’s department of public health, according to CBS in Los Angeles. Officials say the hold is necessary to treat micro-organisms.

Named ingredient of the year in 2010, it’s become one of those go-to condiments, and there are several heckshered brands, including the original from Huy Fong Foods. (That’s the one with the rooster.)

But don’t worry overmuch, kosher foodies, because the company is saying it has enough on hand to satisfy demand, according to CBS.

That said, feel free to make our sriracha potato kugel or chicken wings.


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01/04/2014 - 20:08


It is one of my favorite ingredients.

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