National Sriracha Sauce Recall Over Fermenting Issue

Popular Sriracha Hot Chilli Sauce has been recalled across Australia because of a possible lactic acid build up in bottles.

Kienfat Trading Pty Ltd has recalled the product because the lactic acid can cause the bottle to "bloat" and continue to ferment.

This can cause the bottle to explode onto property or persons when opened.

The recall affects Sriracha Hot Chilli Sauce 17oz and 28oz, sold in a plastic bottle, with a Best Before date of March 2021.

The NSW Food Authority issued the recall on Thursday, and said the product is sold at Coles, Woolworths, IGA’s Independents and Asian grocery stores nationally.

It has advised for anyone who has bought the product to not open the bottle if it feels bloated.

'Return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund," the NSW Food Authority said.

The product was recalled earlier in the month in Europe and the U.S. due to the same issue.