Los Angeles suburb holds off on Sriracha decision

IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) - The smell of hot sauce will remain in the Irwindale, Calif. community for now after council members delayed a decision on whether spicy emissions from the plant 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, said the company is working with the South Coast Air Quality Management District on its filtration system.

Tate said 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.


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