News

City says Sriracha plant too hot to handle

City says Sriracha plant too hot to handle

TOO HOT TO HANDLE: The makers of the popular Sriracha hot sauce are facing a lawsuit.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The maker of Sriracha hot sauce is under fire for allegedly fouling the air around its Southern California factory.

The city of Irwindale filed a lawsuit Monday asking a judge to stop production at the Huy Fong Foods factory, claiming the chili odor emanating from the plant is a public nuisance.

City officials say residents have been complaining of burning eyes, irritated throats and headaches and that some people have had to leave their house to escape the smell.

The lawsuit says the company initially cooperated with the city, but later denied there was an odor problem.

The Los Angeles Times reports production for the year’s sauce occurs between September and December.

Hoy Fong’s green-capped chili bottles are hugely popular.

A company representative wasn’t available for comment.

Latest Headlines

6 minutes ago in Local

Maine Man Says In Lawsuit Petco Rat Made Him Sick

Fresh
LAWSUIT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Maine man who says he developed a serious disease after getting bit by a rat he bought at Petco has sued the pet supply retailer.

1 hour ago in Local

Electronic Corporation Plans To Invest In Maine

Fresh
GENERIC JOBS LARGE

CAMDEN, Maine (AP) - A New Mexico-based business says it plans to invest more than $3 million and create 29 new jobs in the Maine town of Camden.

yesterday in Local

Augusta Woman Gets 9 Months For Selling Cocaine

GENERIC COCAINE-BIG

An Augusta woman has received a nine-month jail sentence for trafficking cocaine.

yesterday in Local

Maine Nursing Homes May Get $14 Million Boost

old people

Maine's nursing homes could see a funding boost under legislation awaiting Gov. Paul LePage's signature.

yesterday in Local

Maine Doctor Loses Appeal In Civil Rights Case

GENERIC COURT LARGE

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court refused to clear an emergency room physician of a Richmond woman's claim that he violated her civil rights.