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Hide your Sriracha, another shortage coming in hot

Florida — Sriracha lovers may want to squirrel away any extra bottles of the hot stuff.

Huy Fong Foods, the supplier and producer of Sriracha, has halted production of the sauce until at least after Labor Day. The company said their supply of supply of red jalapeño Chile peppers were too green to proceed with production.

"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," Huy Fong Foods told wholesale customers in a letter viewed by USA Today. "We regret to inform you that we have decided to halt production until after Labor Day when our next chili season starts."

All orders from wholesale customers that were set to deliver beginning May 6 onward were canceled and will remain "pending" until production resumes, according to the company. 

According to the Associated Press, Huy Fong Foods now sources its peppers from different farms in California, New Mexico, and Mexico.



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