Sriracha Factory In California Declared Public Nuisance

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In the last decade Sriracha has gone from that sauce you see on the table at Asian restaurants to a spicy staple in many homes, rivaling the fame enjoyed by spicy celebrities Tapatio and Cholula. People like Sriracha so much that Lay's even made Sriracha flavored chips, although their recipe could have used a little more Sriracha.

Recently, a Sriracha factory in Irwindale, California was declared a public nuisance by the South Coast Air Quality Management District after nearby residents complained of burning eyes and throats due to the odor emanating from the factory.

So, is the spice going to disappear from our lives? Huy Fong Foods, makers of Sriracha, have until June 1st to install carbon filters in their factory or it's bye-bye red rooster sauce.

-Via Gawker

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The problem started before the factory switched loans - though the acrimony between the parties probably got exacerbated soon afterwards.

Huy Fong maintained that a huge majority of the complaints emanated from only four households.

Regardless of whether Huy Fong stays in the city or not (they've been courted by numerous other cities in other states), it certainly does give Irwindale a reputation of being not friendly to businesses. Who'd want to locate their factory there after all that drama?
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Don't kid yourselves - they are a nuisance because they would not allow Irwindale to milk them for interest on a loan. Funny how they smelled fine and long as they were paying the city. I'm jusr sayin'.
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I totally agree Stephen, but you'd be surprised how many people use Sriracha on Mexican food all the time. I grew up ten minutes from the border in San Diego so it's a crime to put Sriracha on Mexican food when you've got all kinds of amazing salsas everywhere you go.
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