City Ends War on Sriracha Factory
It's no longer considered a 'public nuisance'
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted May 29, 2014 9:38 AM CDT
In the Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, file photo, Sriracha chili sauce is produced at the Huy Fong Foods factory in Irwindale, Calif.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

(Newser) – You can sleep easy tonight, Sriracha fans, because peace has been declared in the war between Irwindale, California, and Huy Fong Foods. Irwindale's city council voted unanimously yesterday to roll back its declaration that Huy Fong's factory was a "public nuisance," and to drop its lawsuit against the company, the Pasadena Star-News reports. The move followed an informal meeting between Huy Fong founder David Tran and city officials. According to the LA Times, Mayor Mark Breceda and others threw on hairnets to tour the plant with Tran Tuesday.

Tran says he's upgraded the factory's rooftop filtration system to try to avoid producing the fumes residents complained of, and personally tested it out with pepper spray. In a letter to the council, he promised to improve the system "right away" if it still wasn't enough once the factory starts processing chiles in August. "I believe he stands by his word," Breceda told the council, as he urged it to drop the complaint. The move may have been nudged along by Texas' attempts to lure the factory away. Tran says California's governor's office deserve credit for making Tuesday's meeting happen.

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truefreedom
May 30, 2014 12:55 PM CDT
There's still hope out there in California, at least those socialists lost this time in chasing out an American company and the jobs it creates.
Chuck Roast
May 29, 2014 3:45 PM CDT
Mr. Tran should legally silence the Crack pots that caused to business lower profits. To four households that did the majority of complaining MOVE!
Scott603
May 29, 2014 3:33 PM CDT
It works really well for making a breakfast scramble. You crack a few eggs into a non-stick pan then stir them at a low heat till they turn into a thick yellow jelled cream, then add some dense bread cubes, cheese, sausage, chopped up bacon and sriracha sauce. The sriracha adds just the right flavor and makes the color nice too.