The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is investigating a Miami-based private chef whose mystery Pink Sauce condiment is taking the Internet by storm.
TikTok user @chef.pii went viral last month after she posted a video promoting her Pepto Bismol-colored Pink Sauce.
Dozens of TikTok users shared videos that show them pouring the pink goop on burgers, fries and KFC chicken.
Pii claimed to have sold 700 bottles of the sauce at $20 a pop. Then came reports of customers getting sick from food poisoning.
Chef Pii originally refused to tell customers what was in the pink bottles.
Then she finally posted a video revealing the ingredients.
- Sunflower seed oil
- Raw honey
- Distilled vinegar
- Garlic Pitaya (Dragon Fruit)
- Pink Himalayan sea salt
- Dried spices
- Lemon juice
- Citric acid
According to the FDA, anyone who sells condiments must register the location of the facility where the condiments are made.
The sauce is reportedly made in Chef Pii's home kitchen and shipped from a nearby UPS store.
Additionally, the FDA requires information such as testing, food safety compliance and "scientific protocols."
Despite containing dairy products, the bottles are not packed in dry ice or ice packs. Some customers complained that the sauce smells "rotten" upon arrival.
Chef Pii posted another video on Friday apologizing for spelling mistakes on the labels.
"I'm not only human. I am not perfect. This is a small business that's just moving really, really fast," she said.
In the video, Pii explained that her team is working to lower the cost of the sauce from it's current $20 per bottle price. She also claims her sauce is in "lab testing," and each bottle contains 30 servings.
A new version of the Pink Sauce label includes a refrigeration warning.
The Pink Sauce is not FDA-approved.