Food & Beverage

Judge orders Sriracha hot sauce plant partly closed over odors

Bottles of Sriracha hot sauce travel down a conveyor belt to be boxed for shipment at the Huy Fong Foods facility in Irwindale, Calif.
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A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge threw cold water on a Sriracha plant in Irwindale, Calif., ordering the hot sauce factory to partially shut down because of odor complaints from nearby residents, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times.

Judge Robert O'Brien told spicy sauce maker Huy Fong Foods to stop any kind of operations that could be causing the odors and make immediate changes that would help mitigate them.

The city of Irwindale sued Huy Fong Foods last month after residents complained about ill health caused by the spicy odor emanating from the plant.

Huy Fong officials did not return requests for comment Tuesday evening, the Los Angeles Times report said.

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