Friday, April 11, 2014

Hot Sauce NIMBYism

I really like Sriracha sauce (aka "Rooster Sauce") and put it regularly on all kinds of foods. But a little goes a long way. If you take the cap off a bottle and inhale deeply, you can probably understand why the city council of the southern California city in which the Sriracha sauce is made, Irwindale, declared the factory a public nuisance yesterday. The manufacturer, Hoy Fung Foods, apparently has until June 1 to fix the problem.

Worryingly for Sriracha lovers, this follows a ruling by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge last November that ordered the same factory partially shut down amid complaints by nearby residents about the chili odor, and for measures to be taken immediately to mitigate it.

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