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California City Sues Sriracha Factory for Irritating Fumes: Should the Company Stop Making Hot Sauce?

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The city of Irwindale, California is not impressed with Sriracha hot sauce. Well, mainly, the city has a problem with the allegedly irritable fumes that the company's factory is giving off to city residents.

In fact, complaints from surrounding residents about "burning eyes, irritated throats and headaches" have led the city of Irwindale to order the company that makes Sriracha hot sauce to suspend production of the product.


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According to the Los Angeles Times, city attorneys filed a lawsuit with the LA County Superior Court on Monday, asking the judge to halt production until the unpleasant smell can be taken care of, citing it as a "public nuisance."

People love their hot sauce, but do you think it's only fair for the company to stop production of its Sriracha sauce until it can find a less irritable way to make the product? Or do you think residents are just being finicky and utilizing a "not in my backyard" type of argument?

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  • jacklkemp 2013/11/06 00:57:34
    Yes
    jacklkemp
    In fact, they should close their factory in Irwindale.
  • Ron Bur... jacklkemp 2014/04/12 09:29:51
    Ron Burgundy "Gentleman Lover"
    over 4 complaints? Californians must not like jobs.
  • jacklkemp Ron Bur... 2014/04/18 01:47:35
    jacklkemp
    +1
    That is the dang truth.
  • Lily Rosen 2013/11/05 18:41:12
    No
    Lily Rosen
    I consider Sriracha the second best hot sauce I've found.
  • Cn2012 2013/11/05 00:10:42
    No
    Cn2012
    +1
    They should just move out of California, like the droves of other businesses.
  • RippedOffOnline 2013/11/03 21:34:03
    Yes
    RippedOffOnline
    If the fumes are irritating they should halt production until they clean up the air. I doubt it would take the millions of $ that a coal fired electric plant would need. A few hepa filters and the problem is solved.
  • Royo 2013/11/03 21:13:14
    Yes
    Royo
    Can't be good for the environment either... shut it down.
  • Ron Bur... Royo 2013/11/05 18:25:27
    Ron Burgundy "Gentleman Lover"
    well,that's what happens when you live in a city.
  • Lady Nemirstības 2013/11/03 16:18:06
    No
    Lady Nemirstības
    +1
    Just go somewhere else.
  • JohnDeuxTrois95 2013/11/03 03:13:10
    No
    JohnDeuxTrois95
    +2
    Give me Sriracha or give me death.
  • Azrael-In GOD we trust 2013/11/03 00:19:24
    No
    Azrael-In GOD we trust
    No they shouldn't stop.
    I can believe people would gripe. We used to have a bread bakery here in town and that business went out. There was a guy who told me that the bread smell in town was causing trouble with the EPA. I loved smelling the smell of the bakery.
    I often wondered if the government put our bakery out of business.
  • kg 2013/11/02 21:17:45
    No
    kg
    +1
    Just find another location where it is less populated
  • Soojin 2013/11/02 21:07:40
    No
    Soojin
    +1
    No Sriracha? What would we do with ourselves?
  • Wolfie 2013/11/02 19:43:34
    No
    Wolfie
    +2
    Awwwwwwww HELL nooooooo
  • IzzyB 2013/11/02 19:23:22
    No
    IzzyB
    I don't think they should stop making the sauce but they should try to figure out why this is happening. Something has to be different about the facilities at this building than the ones they moved from.
  • Dave 007 2013/11/02 15:31:12
    No
    Dave 007
    +1
    Move out of California.
  • Prophet 2013/11/02 05:21:29
    No
    Prophet
    +1
    Are the employees complaining?
  • Diddley Squat 2013/11/01 18:52:31
    No
    Diddley Squat
    I can understand fines if they fail to put some kind of air filter in place. But we will never eliminated all odors. Close another factory and it's one more thing we'll import from China.
  • cass 2013/11/01 13:58:54
    No
    cass
    I am sure there is some kind of filter they can install..
  • intolerantrwj 2013/11/01 11:55:17
    Yes
    intolerantrwj
    ..... Yes, they should stop making their product ' There '.


    " The city is asking a judge to stop production at the hot sauce factory until the company submits a plan of action for mitigating the spicy odors, Galante said. "

    Were I at the helm of ' Sriracha ', I'd seek out a friendlier environment and move my production / jobs to another State.

    But here's the best part .... I'd keep paying the real estate taxes and advertise the current property to Drug Dealers as a free place to do biz, making the location an eyesore and a law enforcement cost to the Nth Degree.
  • Ron Bur... intoler... 2013/11/05 18:25:58
    Ron Burgundy "Gentleman Lover"
    +1
    the court just ruled against the shut down
  • intoler... Ron Bur... 2013/11/08 11:38:57
    intolerantrwj
    ..... glad to hear that Monty.

    Now, if the Biz was mine, I'd threaten to leave unless they gave me Tax Incentives to stay .... it's just the irascible assh*le in me < s >
  • S. Gompers 2013/11/01 11:09:46
    No
    S. Gompers
    +3
    We'll take em in Ohio, their sauce is great.
  • Rodney 2013/11/01 02:27:27
    No
    Rodney
    +3
    Dollars to donuts, that factory was there before the people moved close enough to get a whiff. I do know how it works as it has happened here with out Sugar Factory and most of the potato and onion processors in the state. Developers buy up surrounding land because it's cheap, then sucker fools into buying the houses at full market value. Once the people get into their homes and the height of the processing season comes they learn what fools they were and expect the business that was there first to pick up and move. In Cali, I am sure the politicians will do all they can to make it miserable for the business until they leave, then listen to the caterwauling from all those that loose their jobs.
  • Loverofcountry 2013/10/31 22:27:28
    No
    Loverofcountry
    +3
    It's mostly the city officials who are complaining. Few people in the area have complained.
  • Kenneth Huang 2013/10/31 20:21:25
    Yes
    Kenneth Huang
    +1
    As soon as power plants have to shut down their operations because of their irritable fumes.
  • WannaBeGeekster 2013/10/31 20:08:29
    Yes
    WannaBeGeekster
    +1
    Your rights end where mine begin. And vice versa. So if they cannot get rid of the exhaust fumes that are causing the irritation then they need to scale down production in any one area. Let them have three to four different plants around the country that emit less irritants.
  • sean.lance.7 2013/10/31 18:38:01
    No
    sean.lance.7
    +1
    The company SHOULD take steps to reign in their smell. You don't move into a neighborhood and expect the neighbors to put up with your noxious fumes. If the company had been there, prior to the neighbors it might be a different story, but from what I heard, the factory has only been there a short time.
  • Jason Norman 2013/10/31 17:16:37
    No
    Jason Norman
    +3
    Hell. Tell'em to move to Texas. We love our hot sauces here and fewer taxes!!!
  • Watermusicranger 2013/10/31 16:41:18
    No
    Watermusicranger
    +4
    Suck it up butter cup.
  • harley oldman 2013/10/31 16:03:50
    No
    harley oldman
    +4
    NOPE.......This is halarious....after eating piles of Liberal crap (and smelling the fumes) for years.........they complain about hot sauce.....unbelieable......RO...
  • Jensenmk 2013/10/31 15:34:57
    No
    Jensenmk
    +3
    Stupid people keep moving where some activity occurs that they don't like, and then expect that activity to cease just because they now live there.
  • sean.la... Jensenmk 2013/10/31 18:39:28
    sean.lance.7
    +4
    Actually, I believe the neighborhood pre-dates the factory. In that case, the factory moved in and changed the air quality. They're the interlopers and they have the obligation to contain the offending fumes.
  • mac9 2013/10/31 15:01:56
    No
    mac9
  • Flamingolady 2013/10/31 14:08:52
    No
    Flamingolady
    +2
    Surely this is something they can fix. What about the employees?
  • johnc 2013/10/31 13:32:30
    No
    johnc
    +2
    Do what the trend is.

    get the hell out of over taxed over regulated Ca.
  • RJ~PWCM~JLA 2013/10/31 13:23:13
    No
    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    No, if those CA residents don't like it, they can pack up and move about 500 miles to the west.
  • Pete RJ~PWCM... 2013/11/01 15:44:02
    Pete
    If they move 500 miles to the west they will probably be floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean...................PBWY
  • C. C. Rider 2013/10/31 11:46:54
    No
    C. C. Rider
    +1
    The Company needs to open up their wallets and spend some cash on filters.

    The steel mills would still be here if they had done that but greed took over and they just shut down.
  • moknowsky 2013/10/31 07:22:54
    No
    moknowsky
    +1
    Probably a phony issue are by the hot sauce competition..

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