A judge has ordered a plant that produces the popular Sriracha chili sauce to stop emitting annoying odors in a ruling that left some nearby residents worried about a possible loss of jobs at the factory.
An L.A. Superior Court judge has ordered the Sriracha plant to partially shut down after receiving odor complaints from nearby Irwindale residents.
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge was expected Friday to rule on whether to grant a request to temporarily shut down an Irwindale chili sauce factory over complaints from local residents.
Two Irwindale business owners have come to the defense of the Sriracha chili sauce factory that the city wants to shut down because of the smell of peppers it produces.
A judge Thursday denied the City of Irwindale’s request to force a local food company to halt production of a popular chili sauce after citizens complained of strong odors.
Sriracha prices could go up if the factory where the wildly popular chili sauce is made is forced to shut down over the odor produces.
The city of Irwindale is apparently not among the legions of fans of the wildly popular Sriracha hot sauce — or, at least how the chili sauce smells.
Sriracha Chili, the fiery red sauce in the distinctive bottle with a rooster on it, is moving to a $40 million, 650,000 square foot plant in Irwindale.