Sriracha factory shut down over odors


Huffington Post: A judge ruled that the factory that manufactures Sriracha must partially shut down due to spicy smells.

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Huffington Post: A judge ruled that the factory that manufactures Sriracha must partially shut down due to spicy smells.

Judge Robert H. O’Brien found in favor of the city of Irwindale where Sriracha recently relocated, saying sauce maker Huy Fong Foods must stop any operations that could be causing the odors and make changes to mitigate them.

The judge acknowledged there was a “lack of credible evidence” linking locals’ complaints of breathing trouble and watering eyes to the factory. But he said the odor that could be “reasonably inferred to be emanating from the facility” is, for residents, “extremely annoying, irritating and offensive to the senses warranting consideration as a public nuisance.”

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