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Relocation Offers Pour In For Sriracha Maker
AP) ^ | April 16, 2014 11:09 PM

Posted on 04/17/2014 8:03:42 AM PDT by BenLurkin

The city of Irwindale is suing the maker of Sriracha hot sauce and last week the Los Angeles suburb tentatively voted to declare the bottling plant a public nuisance.

Meantime, though, Huy Fong Foods has received offers to relocate its $40 million plant to Los Angeles, other California cities, Philadelphia and 11 states, including Texas and Ohio.

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1 posted on 04/17/2014 8:03:42 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Uh, why in the world would they move from one CA city to another?


2 posted on 04/17/2014 8:05:44 AM PDT by Obadiah (I like Krabby Patties.)
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To: BenLurkin

Ohio?


3 posted on 04/17/2014 8:06:57 AM PDT by mylife
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To: BenLurkin

Anywhere but California seems like a good business plan to me.


4 posted on 04/17/2014 8:07:27 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: BenLurkin

I move to declare the city of Irwindale to be a national nuisance and as such, it should be relocated to another corner of the world.


5 posted on 04/17/2014 8:08:07 AM PDT by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: BenLurkin

Avery Island will make a great new home for them, I imagine the people around that area are use to the particular odors coming from a hot sauce manufacturer.


6 posted on 04/17/2014 8:08:35 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: BenLurkin
The first time I tasted Sriracha was about 20 years ago in a Vietnamese restaurant. I've been hooked ever since.
7 posted on 04/17/2014 8:11:51 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: BenLurkin

Huy Fong Sriracha Controversy [wikipedia]:

The City of Irwindale offered a low interest loan to Huy Fong Foods in 2010 to locate its sriracha factory in Irwindale.

Huy Fong took the loan and contributed $250,000 a year to the city as part of the deal.

Huy Fong built a $40-million factory planned to generate about $300 million a year in sales.

Shortly after Huy Fong paid off the loan early and stopped contributing to the city, Huy Fong became involved in lawsuits brought by its neighbors and the city of Irwindale, who complain of the odors of jalapeño pepper and garlic generated by the plant.


8 posted on 04/17/2014 8:12:08 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: BenLurkin

My boys love that crap. They didn’t get the “hot food” gene from me I’ll tell you what.


9 posted on 04/17/2014 8:12:24 AM PDT by DManA
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To: BenLurkin
Relocation Offers Pour In For Sriracha Maker

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From the Internet:
Huy Fong Foods (Chinese: 滙豐食品公司; pinyin: Huìfēng Shípǐn Gōngsī) is a hot sauce company based in Rosemead, California. Beginning in 1980 on Spring Street in Los Angeles's Chinatown, with an initial investment of US$50,000 in family savings after being turned down by a bank for a US$200,000 loan, it has grown to become one of the leaders in the Asian hot sauce market, especially Sriracha sauce.

The company is named for the old Panamanian freighter, the "Huey Fong", that carried Tran and 3,317 other refugees out of Vietnam in December 1978. The rooster logo comes from the fact that Tran was born in the Year of the Rooster on the Vietnamese zodiac. The bottles' trademark green top symbolizes the freshness of the chili used.

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Vietnamese company.

10 posted on 04/17/2014 8:14:32 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Howie66
"Irwindale City Attorney Fred Galante says relocating seems extreme and the city only wants to see the smell issue addressed."

But Huy Fong Foods IS addressing the issue. They are seriously considering relocating. Shouldn't the Irwindale officials be happy now?

11 posted on 04/17/2014 8:15:31 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Obadiah

Angelinos love the stuff. If they were smart they would allow tours through their plant.


12 posted on 04/17/2014 8:16:06 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: cloudmountain

It’s an American company. California has a large Vietnamese population and the majority are second and third generations’.

Sort of like fortune cookies that have been made throughout the decades in the US.


13 posted on 04/17/2014 8:19:58 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: Uncle Chip
"Shortly after Huy Fong paid off the loan early and stopped contributing to the city"

And there, in a few short words, is the heart of the matter.

14 posted on 04/17/2014 8:20:55 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
I love this stuff even more...


15 posted on 04/17/2014 8:23:00 AM PDT by mylife
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To: Uncle Chip

They should come to Redmond. The odor of garlic and peppers would make a nice counterpoint to the hops smell from the Mac n’Jack Brewery in the next building..


16 posted on 04/17/2014 8:24:43 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: cloudmountain
The company is named for the old Panamanian freighter, the "Huey Fong", that carried Tran and 3,317 other refugees out of Vietnam in December 1978.

A local restauranteur here did the same thing. His Restaurant is called 'Sea-Land'.........................

17 posted on 04/17/2014 8:25:05 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Enterprise

Apparently it smelled just fine before that.


18 posted on 04/17/2014 8:26:12 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: Enterprise
But Huy Fong Foods IS addressing the issue. They are seriously considering relocating. Shouldn't the Irwindale officials be happy now?

you know liberals... they want it both ways... they want to be able to sue the plant, but still reap the benefits of having the plant, and the company is supposed to sit there and take it... but not only that--the company is supposed to feel privileged...

19 posted on 04/17/2014 8:27:06 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
I recently discovered the sauce and just love it.

What Irwindale is doing to this firm is just what one would expect a government to do in America 2014 A.D.. Governments at all levels are absolute enemies of normal productive people. Governments are composed of money grubbing frauds, criminals and degenerates. They rob, they steal, copulate, drink and drug at others expense. They are absolutely great at placing burdens upon the backs of those who work. They pension themselves at others expense meaning we can't get rid of the financial burdens occasioned by these vermin. It is time people to start thinking about taking all people in all levels of government out of their offices NAKED.

20 posted on 04/17/2014 8:28:18 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: DManA

My boys love that crap. They didn’t get the “hot food” gene from me I’ll tell you what.

Red Hot Chili Peppers.........it's an acquired taste..................

21 posted on 04/17/2014 8:28:43 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
 ”Thefirst time I tasted Sriracha was about 20 years ago in a Vietnamese restaurant. I've been hooked ever since.”

I thought I liked the stuff, but I let a coworker sample some and he fell in love. I gave him a new 17oz. bottle. He used it in two weeks.

22 posted on 04/17/2014 8:32:17 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: BenLurkin

I can remember vividly the smell of the Hills Bros coffee plant every time while crossing the Bay Bridge.


23 posted on 04/17/2014 8:32:47 AM PDT by kik5150
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To: Obadiah

Good question

El Paso Or San Antonio would seem a natural fit for them


24 posted on 04/17/2014 8:33:48 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: BenLurkin

Texas seems perfect for them.


25 posted on 04/17/2014 8:34:24 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: latina4dubya; aquila48

Give loudmouth bullies what they want, and they’re not happy. The company has agreed to solve the problem by considering relocating. Oops - that’s NOT the solution the city wanted.


26 posted on 04/17/2014 8:35:33 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Howie66
"I move to declare the city of Irwindale to be a national nuisance and as such, it should be relocated to another corner of the world."

It already is another corner of the world.

27 posted on 04/17/2014 8:36:32 AM PDT by hometoroost
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To: BenLurkin

Make your own Sauce recipe:

http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/02/how-to-make-sriracha-from-scratch-sauces.html


28 posted on 04/17/2014 8:36:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/02/how-to-make-sriracha-from-scratch-sauces.html


29 posted on 04/17/2014 8:37:01 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/02/how-to-make-sriracha-from-scratch-sauces.html


30 posted on 04/17/2014 8:37:59 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
"Governments at all levels are absolute enemies of normal productive people"

All they ask is a token offering of earth and water.

31 posted on 04/17/2014 8:41:07 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Red Badger

Thanks! There’s always a “hack” for “secret recipes” — and they often turn out better than the original — probably because I’m going to use better quality ingredients.

I read once where there are only two foods that can’t be duplicated — dried pasta and cheetos because it takes industrial ovens to make them.


32 posted on 04/17/2014 8:42:37 AM PDT by Bon of Babble (The dogs bark; the caravan moves on!)
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To: windcliff

Actually, fortune cookies are totally foreign in China and unlike the immigrants never originated there.

An old friend, a Special Forces veteran of campaigns in Vietnam and Laos, loves most Asian hot sauce. He doesn’t get around much due to arthritis and numerous heart surgeries, including several stents. But his eyes lit up a couple of years ago when I brought him a variety of sauces, homemade and this brand. He finished off a couple of jars and the big squeeze bottle in a month.


33 posted on 04/17/2014 8:43:06 AM PDT by 12Gauge687
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To: Red Badger

ping


34 posted on 04/17/2014 8:45:12 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: aquila48

What I remember from growing up in neighboring Baldwin Park was the sound of top fuel dragsters coming off the line and the smell of burning rubber from the drag strip at Irwindale Speedway.


35 posted on 04/17/2014 8:46:20 AM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: Bon of Babble

Home made recipes will not have the preservatives and Xanthan Gum (whatever that is) that the companies must use to preserve their products for a long shelf life...................


36 posted on 04/17/2014 8:48:27 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Red Badger

Thanks.


37 posted on 04/17/2014 8:51:00 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: 12Gauge687

Actually it may be good for his health.


38 posted on 04/17/2014 8:54:01 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: Howie66

India, perhaps?


39 posted on 04/17/2014 9:20:27 AM PDT by WayneS (Help Control Politician Overpopulation - Spay or Neuter Your Senator or Congressman Today!)
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To: BenLurkin

Put it in my back yard. I love the stuff.


40 posted on 04/17/2014 9:20:42 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: RitchieAprile

But then you’ll be both thirsty AND hungry all the time...


41 posted on 04/17/2014 9:21:30 AM PDT by WayneS (Help Control Politician Overpopulation - Spay or Neuter Your Senator or Congressman Today!)
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To: BenLurkin
How To Make Your Own Sriracha Sauce At Home
42 posted on 04/17/2014 9:23:36 AM PDT by blam
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To: 12Gauge687
Actually, fortune cookies are totally foreign in China and unlike the immigrants never originated there.

Next thing you'll tell us that hamburgers didn't originate in Hamburg...lol.

43 posted on 04/17/2014 9:35:52 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Red Badger

in La Grange?


44 posted on 04/17/2014 10:53:37 AM PDT by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: BenLurkin
I wonder if there is a lawsuit in the making. First the city entices them to build an expensive plant in an industrial area which has an abandoned gravel pit favored for disposing of dead bodies.

Then they declare them a nuisance. I would think that they should at least give the chili maker $40 million dollars and relocation costs.

45 posted on 04/17/2014 11:02:28 AM PDT by oldbrowser
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To: chaosagent

Ft. Walton Beach, FL

http://www.sealandfwb.com/


46 posted on 04/17/2014 11:07:45 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: BenLurkin

They must have also forgotten to donate to Obama since the FDA went after them in December. Someone wants them out of business. Does Harry Reid own some property nearby?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rosatrieu/2013/12/12/sriracha-ordered-to-halt-production-for-30-days/


47 posted on 04/17/2014 11:27:39 AM PDT by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: Obadiah

Their supply of special peppers must be processed in a very short time and that farmer is in Ventura, about 2 hours from Irwindale.

IF they move this plane, they will also have to relocate the farmer, it seems.


48 posted on 04/17/2014 11:31:24 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Red Badger

Great site! Thanks.


49 posted on 04/17/2014 12:04:30 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Red Badger

There’s two restaurants, one in La Grange, TX (home of the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas) and another one in Brenham, TX (home of Blue Bell Ice Cream), that go by that name. So take your pick (from either category)


50 posted on 04/17/2014 12:32:29 PM PDT by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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