Dec
12
2013

California’s Bureaucratic War on Hot Sauce.

Personally, I never touch the stuff, but this is apparently a big flipping deal to many:

The Southern California-based maker of Sriracha says it can’t ship any more of its popular hot sauces to food distributors until next month because the state Department of Public Health is now enforcing stricter guidelines.

The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday (http://lat.ms/19iqSB6 ) that Huy Fong Foods says the regulations require the sauces be held for 35 days before they are shipped.

I’ll merely note that there are, in fact, fifty states in the Union; and I can think of at least one that would be happy to help Huy Fong Foods relocate to a more business and hot sauce-friendly environment.  That way, the company goes back to making hot sauce, the new state rakes in the sales tax, and California can feel smug about driving another source of jobs out of the state for the sake of bureaucracy.

See? Everybody wins.  Well, except California voters… but then, they keep voting these people in.

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9 Comments

  • Darin_H says:

    “Please businesses, move to Texas. We don’t want you or your jobs or money” said Cali.

  • Cameron says:

    Oh yes. This is a big deal. That brand of hot sauce is up there with McIlhenny.
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    Idiot liberals. Why can’t they just mind their own business and leave the rest of us in peace?

  • Herp McDerp says:

    Dang. I love that stuff. I’d better stock up while I still can.

  • Jeff Weimer says:

    I had never heard of Sriracha until this last July. Now it’s everywhere.

  • Spegen says:

    I add hot sauce or peppers to most meals. I also take Zantac daily, there may be a connection. Pushing 40 is for the birds

    • Freddie Sykes says:

      Herbalists use peppers from the Capsicum family to cure ulcers. I keep dried Thai pepper and African Bird pepper as condiments and Melinda’s Habanero Reserve for my sauce. I have not had indigestion since I found out what food disagreed with me. And I cannot remember 40.

      Is there something in your diet that distresses you? You can test by giving up one thing at a time. For me it was milk; for my son it was too much animal fat and cheap grease.

      Can you become addicted to Zantac?

  • Freddie Sykes says:

    Moe, does that mean you never had a capsaicin high?

  • Crawford says:

    Keep in mind this will likely force them out of business. No sales for 30 days? Unless they’ve been unusually prudent in running their business, that means they won’t be able to pay bills or salaries for 30 days.
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    This kind of thing is why, while I’d love to buy some land and start an orchard/vineyard, I also dread the idea. There’s a bill in Congress titled the “Food Safety Modernization Act” that requires anyone making more than some token amount off products from their farm to send them to the government for testing. I ran the numbers on the amount, and a few acres of mature apple trees would be enough, at current prices, to push you over the limit.
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    Toss in this kind of BS, and I know I can’t be the only person not creating wealth because they don’t want to deal with government overreach.

    • acat says:

      Set up three shell companies.
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      Each company owns enough land to produce less than the limit.
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      Just make sure that when employee X leaves Rancho Crawford and walks over to Crawford’s Bar C Ranch, that he clicks his time-card app…
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      Mew

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