Sriracha Hot Chilli Sauce recalled over fears of exploding bottles

A brand of popular hot chilli sauce is being recalled due to concerns that the bottles could explode upon opening, spraying the spicy liquid onto consumers' skin, eyes and home.

Hot sauces should be fiery but not combustible.

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.

Lactic acid build up inside some 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.

Sriracha is a sauce originating from Thailand and traditionally made from a paste of chilli peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt.

So popular was/is the sauce there was a global shortage in 2013 and in 2014 Californian authorities deemed the popular sauce a 'public nuisance' which fans dubbed srirachocalypse.