Sriracha Plant Decision On Hold As Irwindale City Council Awaits Test Results

IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) – The waft of a popular hot sauce will remain in a Southern California city for now as council members delayed a decision on whether its spicy emissions are a public nuisance.

The Irwindale City Council decided at a public meeting Wednesday night to wait until April for further action on the Sriracha plant.

Attorney John Tate, who represents Sriracha maker Huy Fong foods, says the company is working with the South Coast Air Quality Management District on its filtration system.

Tate says the results of AQMD’s tests will be available next month before April’s council meeting, and called Wednesday night’s meeting premature and unnecessary.

The Los Angeles suburb sued last fall to shut down the factory after residents complained that factory fumes stung their eyes and gave them coughing fits.

 

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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