The fiery fight between hot sauce maker Sriracha and the Southern California town of Irwindale is finally over.
The head of the Los Angeles-area company that makes Sriracha hot sauce has compared government restrictions on his business to those he faced in communist Vietnam.
A Texas lawmaker is making a pitch to move Sriracha hot sauce production to his state from a plant in Irwindale where some residents’ complaints about its smell have led to city action.
The Irwindale City Council’s action Wednesday night gives the factory 90 days to make changes to stop the spicy odors that prompted complaints from some residents last fall. Declaring a public nuisance will allow city officials to enter the factory and make changes if the odors persist after the deadline.