Sriracha

Business & Economy
4:11 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Kern County Officials Hope To Lure Embattled Sriracha Factory

The hot sauce company Huy Fong Foods was founded in 1980 in Los Angeles.

Back in 2010, the city of Irwindale was so excited to lure the factory that makes Sriracha hot sauce to their area, they helped finance the $40 million project.

But earlier this month that same city council designated this once desired business as a public nuisance, over complaints from residents about spicy odors and burning eyes.

Sriracha sauce creator David Tran is now being peppered with offers to relocate his plant to other states and counties, including the San Joaquin Valley. The move could create hundreds of jobs and bolster the local economy.

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Around the Nation
1:05 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Some In Irwindale Still Not Happy About Smelly Neighbor, Sriracha

Originally published on Mon April 21, 2014 4:26 pm

The skirmish continues between Sriracha and Irwindale, Calif. Irwindale's city council declared that owner David Tran must curb his hot sauce factory's smelly fumes or they'll do it themselves. Tran is considering relocating, and he has already received several offers.

NPR Story
12:08 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Sriracha Hot Sauce Factory Declared Public Nuisance

Bottles of Sriracha hot chili sauce. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 11:57 am

Irwindale, California, has declared that the smell that comes from the factory that makes Sriracha hot sauce is a public nuisance. Huy Fong Foods, the company that makes the spicy sauce has 90 days to make changes to the factory.

Residents of the Southern California city have complained that the odor from the facility burns their eyes and throats. Frank Shyong has been following the story for the L.A. Times and joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson with details.

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The Salt
1:55 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Sriracha Chemistry: How Hot Sauces Perk Up Your Food And Your Mood

Can you name the five main ingredients in Sriracha?
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Originally published on Tue March 4, 2014 8:33 am

Anyone who has ever drizzled, doused or — heck — drenched their food with Sriracha knows the hot sauce can make almost any dish taste better.

But could these spicy condiments also make us a little happier?

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The Salt
11:55 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Sandwich Monday: Subway Sriracha Chicken Melt

A pre-fight screen in the new edition of Sandwich Kombat.
Subway

Originally published on Fri November 15, 2013 9:58 am

It's been a big couple of weeks for Sriracha hot sauce. First, a Los Angeles suburb sued a Sriracha factory for allegedly producing a spicy toxic cloud. And now, Subway has unveiled its Sriracha Chicken Melt, made with only the finest spicy toxic cloud.

Ian: I'm guessing it's spicy because the Subway sandwich artist started by telling me my Sandwich Safe Word.

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