August 2017 Plant Tours:
Discover Huy Fong Foods - Sriracha!!!  

Huy Fong's Sriracha sauce is based on David Tran's recipe for the Sriracha chili sauce, a dipping sauce which originated from Thailand. This sauce is produced by Huy Fong Foods, a California manufacturer. Created in 1980 by Vietnamese-American founder David Tran, it is a brand of Sriracha sauce often also known as "rooster sauce" because of the rooster prominently featured on its label. Some cookbooks include recipes using it as their main condiment.

Tran started Huy Fong Foods in 1980, naming the company after the refugee ship that brought him out of Vietnam. The sauce was initially supplied to Asian restaurants near his base in Chinatown, Los Angeles, but sales grew steadily by word of mouth. In December 2009, Bon Appétit magazine named the sauce Ingredient of the Year for 2010.

In 2012, over 20 million bottles were sold. Huy Fong Foods demand has outpaced supply since the company started making the sauce, resulting in unique demand/supply challenges. The company does not advertise because advertising would only widen that gap. Huy Fong has increased its production every year since 2013.

Sriracha sauce has grown from a cult taste to one of the food industry's most popular fads. It infuses burgers, snacks, candy, beverages and even health products. Some of the biggest corporations in the business, such as Heinz, Frito-Lay, Applebee's, P.F. Chang's, Pizza Hut, Subway and Jack in the Box, use the name without licensing it. In 2016, Lexus partnered with Huy Fong Foods to build a single promotional Sriracha IS sport sedan.

Join APICS Los Angeles Chapter for a tour of a local "hot"-spot and discover the unique supply chain challenges in the food industries!

Participants must bring photo ID and sign the Visitor’s Guidelines and agreement:

1. OUTER GARMENTS/SHOES: clean washable outer garments and shoes in good repair. FOR SAFETY REASONS, DO NOT WEAR open-toe and/or high-heeled shoes. Wearing such shoes will be at wear's own risk.2. UNUSED MATERIALS: Excess clothing, backpacks, purses, etc. must be left in the office/car and cannot be taken into the processing/production areas.
3. HAIR RESTRAINTS, BEARD/MUSTACHE COVERS: fully covering hair, securing all clips/jewelry underneath it.
4. JEWELRY, ETC.: Any/all loose objects, such as jewelry, pencils/ pens, must be removed or secured.
5. INFECTIOUS/COMMUNICABLE DISEASE including boils, sores, infected wounds, etc.: Infected visitor with any such conditions cannot be allowed in any processing/production area.
6. COUGHING/SNEEZING: Please try refraining from doing so in any food processing/production areas.
7. CONTAMINATION OF FOOD: Protect against contamination of food, food-contact surfaces, or food-packaging materials with microorganisms or foreign substances including, but not limited to, perspiration, bodily hair, cosmetics, chemicals, and medicines applied to the skin.
8. EATING, DRINKING, CHEWING GUM, TOBACCO, AND TOOTHPICKS: Not allowed in any processing/production areas.
9. SPITTING: Not allowed anywhere on Company Property.
10. GLASS ITEMS: Not permitted in the processing/production areas. (Eyeglasses are permitted.)
11. SMOKING: Any type of 'smoking' is not permitted inside Company Property.
12. EQUIPMENT: Do not touch equipment or anything else unless given permission.
13. LITTERING: Do not litter on Company Property, dispose garbage in provided receptacles.
14. FIREARMS/WEAPONS: Prohibited on Company Property, unless it pertains to your occupation.
15. FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS: I agree to follow ALL visitor's guidelines and instructions of any HUY FONG employee and to conform to any applicable safety requirements or by signs posted.

16. I further agree to release HUY FONG FOODS, INC., its officers, agents, employees, invitees or
licensees from all claims, losses, expenses (including attorney's fees), interest, damage and liability
to the extent caused by or resulting from my negligence or willful misconduct. During your tour you
may be photographed and/or videotaped by Huy Fong Foods employees. By agreeing to the visitor's
agreement, you permit Huy Fong Foods, Inc. use of such pictures/videos with your image for their
positive business purposes, such as for social media sites, website, etc.

Funds from this event help to support our community partnership with the following organization:

End 68 Hours of Hunger 
is a private, not-for-profit, effort to confront the approximately 68 hours of hunger that some school children experience between the free lunch they receive in school Friday and the free breakfast they receive in school Monday.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Early Registration Deadline: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. PST

No food served as part of tour.  All tour attendees receive a bottle of Sriracha at the end of the tour.

Tour #1:
12:30 p.m. Registration Opens
12:45 p.m. Meet at Facility Entrance
1:00 p.m. Tour #1 Begins
2:00 p.m. End of Tour#1

Tour #2:
2:00 p.m. Registration Opens
2:15 p.m. Meet at Facility Entrance
2:30 p.m. Tour #2 Begins
3:30 p.m. End of Tour #2

Huy Fong Foods, Inc 4800 Azusa Canyon Rd. Irwindale, CA 91706

$25 - All attendees receive one flat rate! Funds support our Community Partnerships
$25 - Add to any Late Registration (registering after deadline noted)

Payment must be provided at time of registration. No-shows are billed.  Since this is a waitlisted event that requires a deposit, no refunds are given after registering for the event.