IRWINDALE (AP) — A Southern California hot sauce plant that came under fire for its spicy odors is throwing open its doors to the public.
As many as 3,000 people are expected to visit the Irwindale plant that makes Sriracha sauce over the weekend.READ MORE: Federal Investigators Name MSC DANIT As 'Party In Interest' As Lawmakers Intensify Scrutiny Of Coastal Offshore Drilling
The factory is holding its first open house to kick off the chili harvest season. Visitors can watch the chili grinding and sample Sriracha ice cream and candy.
CEO David Tran tells the Pasadena Star-News he wants to prove the plant makes hot sauce not — in his words — “tear gas.”READ MORE: Colin Powell, First Black Secretary Of State, Dies At 84 Of Complications From COVID-19
Irwindale had sued and declared the plant a public nuisance, contending it caused throat-closing, eye-watering problems for nearby residents.
The plant installed stronger filters and reached an agreement with the city in May.MORE NEWS: Food Truck Crashes In Vernon; One Dead
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