Skip to comments.Sriracha Hot Sauce May Leave California
Posted on 04/17/2014 8:22:45 PM PDT by Nachum
Sriracha Hot Sauce may move its factory out of California because of a months-long battle with the city of Irwindale over the smell from the factory, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Sriracha sauce creator David Tran said on Wednesday that there have been multiple offers from other cities in California as well as other states to move his factory and leave Irwindale behind. He invited the various interested parties to tour the factory and see if the smell would be a problem.
One week ago, the Irwindale City Council voted unanimously Trans factory to be declared a public nuisance even though Tran had promised he would fix the problem by July 1. Tran is worried that even if he fixes the smell, and residents still file complaints, he will be embroiled in legal disputes for the foreseeable future. He told the Times: "[City officials] tell you one thing, but think another. I don't want to sit here and wait to die.
Irwindale City Attorney Fred Galante, along with Irwindale officials, feel that all they are asking for is an action plan, the Times notes, and they claim that Tran is being intransigent in not providing one to this date. Galante said of Trans threat to move: This seems very extreme. It's disappointing giving that [air quality officials] have explained that there are readily available solutions.
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Welcome to Texas.
Off to Texas!
From the other news stories I’ve read, yep, it’s Texas.
Another producer is killed leaving less for the moochers to fight over.
My suggestion this morning was for him to tell irwindale to stick it and tell them adios. Suck it up and leave Cali in the rearview.
With one breath the city labels him a public nuisance and in the next they call his threat of leaving extreme. You’d think they’d be happy that he’s leaving. Liberals are never happy unless everyone is miserable.
Very costly solutions no doubt.
Gee, I wonder if they’re going to miss those wonderful California taxes.
I’m as big a fire eater as you’re likely to find, but there’s an odd background sweetness I find somewhat off putting (their ground chilies are much more my thing).
Still, how America has embraced this once alien cuisine makes me proud of how we assimilate and are open to reasonable, positive change, and no where is this more clearly illustrated than in our foods.
I thought he told Texas a couple of times that he wasn’t interested in moving, and wouldn’t even listen to the offers.
I think that other posters may be correct. There are places in Ventura county closer to the farms that would suit him just as well.
“Irwindale City Attorney Fred Galante, along with Irwindale officials, feel that all they are asking for is an action plan, the Times notes, and they claim that Tran is being intransigent in not providing one to this date. Galante said of Trans threat to move: This seems very extreme. It’s disappointing giving that [air quality officials] have explained that there are readily available solutions.”
i.e., We don’t get a kickback if we can’t steer Siracha to the one company we’ve certified to install air filters and stuff.
Rooster sauce is an acquired taste. Maybe too hot for most palates to handle.
He’s right to move. Once those sorts, council people of any community level their sights on a business for any reason, they never stop. Have vast experience with that.
If he’s going to move he might as well get out of California. Too much regulation, and too many taxes.
We’d love to have you in Tulsa! Texas is getting too crowded.
Why was that?
Texas will open arms for them
My wife buys cashews coated in the stuff. HOT!
Leftists are that stupid, they see no flaw or illogic there at all
I knew an old timer who walked the streets of Boston with a large bottle of the stuff.
He put it on EVERYTHING.
Does Subway still sell sandwiches with it?
Only in the cities
totally addictive . pretty soon you are putting it on cheerios and pretty much anything else
Ever try it on humus?
Serves California right. If he wants to be close to the chiles, well, there’s no shortage in New Mexico.
no, but there is always tomorrow. they started serving it at work and are now having to bring it in by tanker car. taken over the place.
Why would Irwindale, California want what they term to be an intransigent, extreme public nuisance to remain within their fair city? Seems like a win-win to me, Mr. Tran. Leave.
Paso Robles in San Luis Obispo County would welcome you, and you wouldn’t even have to abandon your pepper suppliers in Ventura County. Not all of California is nutty, dictatorial and anti-business. Not yet, at least.
And then there’s Louisiana, Texas and numerous other states that would welcome you with open arms. You don’t have to just sit there and take it, despite the fact that the city council of Irwindale seems to believe that you do.
We would love to have them here in Georgia... nothing like a good hot sauce to make life tasty
I travel to Dallas most of the time for business. It is really getting crowded.
It’s not the heat, I can go Scoville to Scoville with the best of them.
I guess I go for a drier mombassa pepper type heat, or the Asian chili oils (Lee Kum Kee... I could probably live off of that and rice). Some of the Carribean habaneros are good on the sweeter side, but the habs overwhelm the sweetness.
Either way, inarguably, a super high quality product, and I couldn’t be prouder of Mr. Tran and the American public’s embracing of his product!
Show what a Patriot you really are, Mr. Tran, and tell those totalitarian, racist, busybodies to stick it and move your company back to real America!
There’s still a lot of California that’s “real” America. This site is headquartered in Fresno, you know.
He got an interest free loan and installed the only approved device (I wonder whose brother-in-law made it). It wasn't tested for food service and shut down in days due to grease clogging it.
They were nice enough to let him shut it by-pass it but he still had to repay the loan.
I grew up with Tabasco on the table. I also like Sriracha Hot Sauce. Both are very low in sodium content compared to many other hot sauces. I like all flavors and heat of hot sauces. I put them on everything. And when I say I put hot sauce on everything, I mean everything, including meats, salads, vegetables, rice, beans, cottage cheese and anything else I put in my mouth. I’ve even sprinkled some on bananas, popcorn and ice cream. I don’t like bland food and most food tastes better to me with some fire on it.
Hot sauce aficionados are not shy about using hot sauces on their food.
It will get less crowded after the EBT money runs out and the fires die down
Although Victor Davis Hanson’s dispatches are disheartening.
Would it be too much to ask that NONE of Our Great Nation would be questionable in its “Americanism”?
But maybe I’m not thinking “progressively” enough when the “enlightened” want to run our Nation off a cliff.
There’s lots of wide open space in Florida where odeur doesn’t matter. Also, peppers grow great here and it’s easy to get some really great peppers from Jamaica, etc.
Florida wants Srirachi!
It sure is (addictive). I had my first taste of Thai food in 1991, and I have been a Sriracha junkie ever since.
Why are you still in Pennsylvania, then?
Well I hope he doesn’t take his business overseas to some cheap Asian country like, say, Thailand.
It would be a shame if we had to import a home-grown American product from someplace like that.
$70K scrubber on a BBQ joint? Yeah, that’s reasonable. /s
I have a bottle in the fridge and a reserve in the pantry
True dat. I’m hooked.
Can’t find the stories tonight, and they may be out of date.
Welcome to TEXAS indeed!
As long as it doesn’t come from New York City.
[ Im as big a fire eater as youre likely to find, but theres an odd background sweetness I find somewhat off putting (their ground chilies are much more my thing).
Still, how America has embraced this once alien cuisine makes me proud of how we assimilate and are open to reasonable, positive change, and no where is this more clearly illustrated than in our foods. ]
BINGO, America is not supposed to be a polyglot culture but it should be a “Poly-Gut” culture!
From the city that did this: