Sriracha sauce declared public nuisance

A city in Southern California has officially declared a hot sauce factory a nuisance.

Sriracha chili sauce bottles are produced at the Huy Fong Foods factory in Irwindale, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013. The maker of Sriracha hot sauce is under fire for allegedly fouling the air around its Southern California production site. The city of Irwindale filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court Monday asking a judge to stop production at the Huy Fong Foods factory, claiming the chili odor emanating from the facility is a public nuisance. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) -- A city in Southern California has officially declared a hot sauce factory a nuisance.

Irwindale's City Council voted Wednesday night to give the Sriracha hot sauce factory 90 days to stop the spicy odors from emanating from the building.

Declaring a public nuisance will allow city officials to enter the factory and make changes if the odors persist after the deadline.

An attorney for the company says it's been working on its filtration system since Irwindale residents began complaining about the odors last fall.


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