Forget Fukushima: California City Sues Sriracha Factory For Spicy Fumes In The Air That Cause Terrible Side Effects

Forget Fukushima: California City Sues Sriracha Factory For Spicy Fumes In The Air That Cause Terrible Side Effects
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A popular spicy sauce is causing quite a commotion in a California city, and the city is firing back by suing the factory producing it.

The residents of Irwindale, California are fed up with the Huy Fong Foods factory that produces the beloved Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce because the spices are emitting an irritating smell in the community.

Some residents are saying the smell is causing health issues including burning eyes, sore throats and headaches, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The factory is a 655,000-square-foot facility that produces the delicious and popular sauce, but the residents have to deal with the heat of the sauce even when they aren’t eating it.

“Given how long it’s going on, we had no choice but to institute this action,” said Irwindale City Attorney Fred Galante said.

The city is asking for production of Sriracha to be halted by a judge, who is set to make a decision by Thursday.

As of now, the Huy Fong Foods has not commented on the issue.

We sincerely hope the quality of life improves for the people of Irwindale, but we definitely don’t want to give up our precious Sriracha in the process!

Photo credit: Getty Images, Via Los Angeles Times

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