Skip to comments.California city declares Sriracha maker a nuisance [time to stock up on Rooster Sauce?]
Posted on 04/10/2014 10:56:36 AM PDT by markomalley
A Southern California city has declared the factory that produces the popular Sriracha hot sauce a public nuisance.
The Irwindale City Council's action Wednesday night gives the factory 90 days to make changes to stop the spicy odors that prompted complaints from some residents last fall. Declaring a public nuisance will allow city officials to enter the factory and make changes if the odors persist after the deadline.
The decision came despite testimony by air-quality experts that progress was being made toward a resolution. The South Coast Air Quality Management District said its inspectors have taken air samples inside the plant, and believed the information gathered should allow the factory and the city to resolve their differences.
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I’m losing track, isn’t this like the 14th time now?
Another comany coming to Texas I expect.
Rumor has it that they’re looking to move here to Texas.
Purchased 2 bottles at Wal Mart yesterday.
Diane Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi are public nuisances .why doesn’t Cali do something about them?
The change they should make is moving to another State.
We do! We deport them to Washington DC every election!
Not quite as easy as moving a bank of phones and employees, but almost.
an old nasty acquaintance moved next to the Marmite plant in Burton and promptly sued the plant to stop the odor.
I kinda wish they'd move to New Mexico.
Better promotion for the chile, you see.
Second, it's not just California. Do you think the government regulates too many things? The law of odor nuisance comes from English common law. Many, if not most, states regulate odor nuisance by statute.
Here are Texas's State Odor Complaint Investigation Procedures.
The majority of the complaints came from 4 homes the article said. This small community is ready to let 4 homes full of people drive off a company that employs 200 during chile grinding season and 60 all year long? Idiots.
Come to NM, we’ll be happy to have the jobs!
The factory can be moved to Louisiana. We won’t even notice them.
Just bought 2 bottles last week. That’s a little over a 2 year supply for me.
Especially if it goes in down in the refinery belt.
I read the owners were in Nevada and could move soon.
I’ve heard someone in the Texas commerce department has already said they’d provide a sweet deal if they wanted to move. If I were them, I’d get the heck OUT of Crazy-fornia as soon as humanly possible.
Anyplace where catsup is good, Rooster Sauce is better!
THE key question is whether the city, and anyone else who’s complaining, reasonably could have foreseen these odors when the factory was applying for all the permits.
If not — for example, if the factory is spewing odors that are far worse than what reasonably was foreseen — then I actually agree with the city. I just find that hard to believe. Why would a modern factory, which could be located ANYwhere (hello, China), “fool” a city into allowing the permits, only to invite a lawsuit later by increasing the stank output?
The city of Iriwndale is not a “city” in classical terms, as the “community” consists almost entirely of businesses. To give you an idea, this “city” has a little over a thousand residents, and lots and lots of rock quarries.
Some of the individual businesses in the city have more employees on site than the city has residents.
Like many similar small, incorporated civil jurisdictions in California made up almost exclusively of corporate interests, the “city” of Irwindale is more akin to a protection racket than a community. The local politicians exist primarily to shakedown corporations in the area, and collect as much in the way of kickbacks and bribe money as they can get away with, all conveniently legitimized as “city revenue” an “pay raises”.
My impression is that this is not about a nuisance complaint about odor, but is instead about a business refusing to grease the right palms. You see, this controversy started just as soon as Huy Fong foods paid off a loan to the city that had been generating a quarter-million a year in revenue (officially) for the city of Irwindale. The city was pissed off that they lost a revenue stream, and that the company had paid the loan off early cutting the city out of additional accrued interest.
We have Tabasco,Christal,Louisiana hot sauce and who knows how many other hot sauces down here so Sriracha would fit right in. We also have a large population of Vietnamese so David Tran may feel at home here.
sounds like the city of Bell and Vernon
This is laughable. Nobody lives in Irwindale (population about 1,400). This is 8 square miles in the middle of LA that has more gravel pits than citizens.
Move to Texas - Houston area, specifically. Maybe it’ll overpower the smell of the ship channel - or the petrochemical plants...
/Besides, more jobs for us, less taxes paid by the owner, and oh yeah - easier access for us!
Say, that does ring a Bell.
When I was in Hobbs, I first saw the brilliance of Tapatío Lays Potato Chips.
Then came the Sriracha chips.
Imagine, if you will, New Mexico Green Sriracha.
Imagine, if you will, New Mexico Green Sriracha.
That would be good!
One morning in Hobbs, I had chilaquiles, eggs, and beans for breakfast... with green sauce... just for a change and to see what this NM Green was all about.
OH. MY. GAWD.
Pain. Straight pain.
I preferred the fresh pico de gallo on my barbacoa burritos from the roadrunner in Eunice, NM...I miss all of the food from when I lived on out there in the Permian Basin when it was my home away from home.
He is QUITE odoriferous!
There certainly are plenty of wide open spaces here in N Nevada which would welcome this company.
We have a pretty good supply of wind to help with the odors.
Lyon County—Yerington—Fernley—Stagecoach—Silver Springs would all be very happy to get these employees.
No income taxes for either employees or company here in Nevada.
California State Sen. Ed Hernandez has said he would help Huy Fong Foods find a home elsewhere in the region if the company can’t resolve its differences with Irwindale.
It would be harder for Huy Fong Foods to pack up and move to, say, the Midwest. David Tran, the CEO of the company, is famously selective about the jalapeño peppers he uses in his sauces. The company uses a single supplier in the area and “carefully monitor the entire growing process from seed to harvest.”