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Stephen Kruiser

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December 12, 2013 - 10:18 pm

The bland food lobby must be behind this.

New California health department rules could mean a Sriracha shortage until mid-January. According to the Los Angeles Times, the state’s Department of Public Health is enforcing stricter rules that mean the hot sauce (along with Huy Fong’s chili garlic and sambal oelek sauces) must be held for 30 days after between production and shipping. While so far, there are no details about how new this policy is or what caused the change, it means that Huy Fong won’t have new stock until next month, company COO Donna Lam told the San Jose Mercury News. “We’re backordered as it is but now we have to tell customers we aren’t sending anything until mid-January.”

There may be a very sound reason behind the new policy. May. Given the recent history of the Golden State and its penchant for crushing business through regulation, there probably isn’t.

For me, this is personal:

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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Were they trying to sell to Gibson Guitars?
31 weeks ago
31 weeks ago Link To Comment
Dear Huy Fong Foods, I am increasingly dismayed to read about the regulatory assaults that have been leveled against your company. I would like to extend a heartfelt invitation for you to move your business to the Great State of Texas. I'd truly be stunned if the tax savings alone would not pay for the cost of relocating your operation.

We Texans are well-known for our love of hot sauces of all kinds. I always have a bottle of your delicious Sriracha sauce within easy reach!

Please do not allow regulatory thugs and pernicious neighbors to take your business from you, and a delightful, quality product away from the rest of us!
31 weeks ago
31 weeks ago Link To Comment
The question here is simple: cui bono? Who benefits? Did Huy Fong fail to make the "required" contribution to the California Dems? Is there a "friend of Nancy" out there who makes a competing product? Those are questions that need to be answered.
31 weeks ago
31 weeks ago Link To Comment
With regards to Cali two words of advice: Steve, leave.
31 weeks ago
31 weeks ago Link To Comment
Steve: Here is a rating of different Sriracha sauces:
http://drosengarten.com/blog/the-sriracha-cha-cha/
So you might want to check out an alternative until this problem is resolved
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