A public nuisance

The Irwindale City Council has voted unanimously to declare the spicy smell of Sriracha hot sauce production a public nuisance.

Once the council adopts an expected official resolution at its next meeting, hot sauce maker Huy Fong Foods will have about 90 days to mitigate the odor, which residents say burns their eyes and throats at certain times of day.

— Remember that Sriracha dispute in So Cal? Read more at Irwindale Council declares Sriracha smell a public nuisance at the Los Angeles Times.

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  1. JolieFleurs says:

    “The City Council is determined to assert its authority regardless of the status of the odor remediation efforts,”

    What is this country turning onto? My God. This from the City Council of a town that has more gravel than citizens.

    Poor owner is going to wish regret fleeing the Communists.

    • Robin says:

      It does seem kind of crazy — they were in the process of remediation anyway? But I don’t live near the factory :-)

  2. JolieFleurs says:

    Oh I am quite sure it’s pungent around the factory. But I am amazed that there are enough people living in Irwindale to complain, let alone elect a City Council ( And one that seems to be operating from the Fascism 101 playbook. )

    Last time I checked, Irwindale consisted of a gravel pit, a Miller brewing facility, some sort of small raceway, some sort of reservoir and possibly a few industrial complexes. It’s about 15 miles east of Pasadena and is one of the few places in SoCal where you see any empty land.

    It is the exact kind of place you’d want to build a large factory that produced smelly products in, because there ain’t nobody there. Except the Stasi, apparently. Determined to assert their authority, don’tcha know.

    I hope the owner takes his business and all the tax revenue it generates elsewhere.

    • Robin says:

      Sounds like you know Irwindale better than I do! But hope for the sake of the employees that they get it all worked out.

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