IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) — Bottles of the favored Sriracha sizzling sauce might be onerous to search out on retailer cabinets this summer season.
Southern California-based Huy Fong Inc., advised prospects in an e mail earlier this yr that it might droop gross sales of its well-known spicy sauce over the summer season attributable to a scarcity of chili peppers.
The corporate mentioned in its April 19 e mail that each one orders submitted after that date can be fulfilled after Labor Day.
“Sadly, that is out of our management and with out this important ingredient we’re unable to provide any of our merchandise,” the corporate mentioned.
The corporate sources its peppers from varied farms in California, New Mexico and Mexico, and mentioned that climate situations are affecting the standard of the peppers and deepening the chili pepper scarcity. It didn’t instantly reply to an e mail in search of remark Thursday.
Scorching temperatures and a historic drought throughout the U.S. West have been taking a heavy toll on California’s agriculture. The U.S. Drought Monitor reported that the entire state was in “extreme drought” as of final week, with the Central Valley dealing with “excessive drought” situations.
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