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Sriracha Hot Sauce May Leave California
breitbart ^ | 4/17/14 | William Bigelow

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 Tran’s 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 Tran’s 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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The stuff is addictive.
1 posted on 04/17/2014 8:22:45 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Welcome to Texas.


2 posted on 04/17/2014 8:25:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Nachum

Off to Texas!


3 posted on 04/17/2014 8:25:52 PM PDT by struggle
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To: Nachum

From the other news stories I’ve read, yep, it’s Texas.


4 posted on 04/17/2014 8:29:28 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: struggle

Another producer is killed leaving less for the moochers to fight over.


5 posted on 04/17/2014 8:32:04 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The Gubment Has No Legitimacy. It needs to be Removed!)
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To: sockmonkey

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.


6 posted on 04/17/2014 8:33:20 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: Nachum

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.


7 posted on 04/17/2014 8:34:30 PM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Nachum
It's disappointing giving that [air quality officials] have explained that there are readily available solutions.”

Very costly solutions no doubt.

8 posted on 04/17/2014 8:35:12 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Nachum

Gee, I wonder if they’re going to miss those wonderful California taxes.


9 posted on 04/17/2014 8:35:48 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Nachum

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.


10 posted on 04/17/2014 8:35:58 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought he told Texas a couple of times that he wasn’t interested in moving, and wouldn’t even listen to the offers.


11 posted on 04/17/2014 8:36:30 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: umgud

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.


12 posted on 04/17/2014 8:37:04 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

“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 Tran’s 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.


13 posted on 04/17/2014 8:37:31 PM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: South Hawthorne

Rooster sauce is an acquired taste. Maybe too hot for most palates to handle.


14 posted on 04/17/2014 8:37:37 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Nachum

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.


15 posted on 04/17/2014 8:38:00 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Nachum

We’d love to have you in Tulsa! Texas is getting too crowded.


16 posted on 04/17/2014 8:38:07 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: PAR35

Why was that?


17 posted on 04/17/2014 8:38:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Nachum

Texas will open arms for them


18 posted on 04/17/2014 8:38:40 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: goldstategop

My wife buys cashews coated in the stuff. HOT!


19 posted on 04/17/2014 8:38:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Flick Lives

Leftists are that stupid, they see no flaw or illogic there at all


20 posted on 04/17/2014 8:40:01 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Nachum

I knew an old timer who walked the streets of Boston with a large bottle of the stuff.

He put it on EVERYTHING.


21 posted on 04/17/2014 8:41:18 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: goldstategop

Does Subway still sell sandwiches with it?


22 posted on 04/17/2014 8:41:35 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: FatherofFive

Only in the cities


23 posted on 04/17/2014 8:42:16 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Nachum

totally addictive . pretty soon you are putting it on cheerios and pretty much anything else


24 posted on 04/17/2014 8:43:27 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: beebuster2000
totally addictive . pretty soon you are putting it on cheerios and pretty much anything else

Ever try it on humus?

25 posted on 04/17/2014 8:45:46 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Serves California right. If he wants to be close to the chiles, well, there’s no shortage in New Mexico.


26 posted on 04/17/2014 8:47:02 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Nachum
Ever try it on humus?

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.

27 posted on 04/17/2014 8:47:36 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: Nachum

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.


28 posted on 04/17/2014 8:49:05 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Nachum

We would love to have them here in Georgia... nothing like a good hot sauce to make life tasty


29 posted on 04/17/2014 8:50:18 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: GeronL
Only in the cities

I travel to Dallas most of the time for business. It is really getting crowded.

30 posted on 04/17/2014 8:52:03 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: goldstategop

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!


31 posted on 04/17/2014 8:52:48 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: South Hawthorne

There’s still a lot of California that’s “real” America. This site is headquartered in Fresno, you know.


32 posted on 04/17/2014 8:56:44 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: umgud
I heard a California Assemblyman tell the story of the L.A. Air Quality folks requiring that his brother put a $70,000 air scrubber on top of his BBQ joint. The neighbors could smell the food (where I live that's a feature not a bug).

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.

33 posted on 04/17/2014 8:56:53 PM PDT by hometoroost
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To: Nachum

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.


34 posted on 04/17/2014 9:01:38 PM PDT by HotHunt
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To: FatherofFive

It will get less crowded after the EBT money runs out and the fires die down

Urban renewal


35 posted on 04/17/2014 9:04:32 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: RegulatorCountry

True enough.
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.


36 posted on 04/17/2014 9:06:57 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Nachum

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!


37 posted on 04/17/2014 9:07:23 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Nachum

It sure is (addictive). I had my first taste of Thai food in 1991, and I have been a Sriracha junkie ever since.


38 posted on 04/17/2014 9:08:03 PM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: South Hawthorne

Why are you still in Pennsylvania, then?


39 posted on 04/17/2014 9:08:24 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: sockmonkey

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.


40 posted on 04/17/2014 9:11:55 PM PDT by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: hometoroost

$70K scrubber on a BBQ joint? Yeah, that’s reasonable. /s


41 posted on 04/17/2014 9:14:29 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Nachum

I have a bottle in the fridge and a reserve in the pantry


42 posted on 04/17/2014 9:17:32 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey 2008, we told you so)
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To: Nachum
What's really bizarre about this story is that most of Irwindale is gravel pits. I guess the folks of that fair city prefer the dust, dirt and grime from the gravel pits. Go figure.
43 posted on 04/17/2014 9:20:40 PM PDT by Aunt Polgara
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To: Nachum

True dat. I’m hooked.


44 posted on 04/17/2014 9:24:42 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can’t find the stories tonight, and they may be out of date.


45 posted on 04/17/2014 9:25:04 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL

Welcome to TEXAS indeed!


46 posted on 04/17/2014 9:30:59 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: sockmonkey

As long as it doesn’t come from New York City.


47 posted on 04/17/2014 9:32:13 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: South Hawthorne

[ 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. ]

BINGO, America is not supposed to be a polyglot culture but it should be a “Poly-Gut” culture!


48 posted on 04/17/2014 9:32:16 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Flick Lives

From the city that did this:
http://articles.latimes.com/1990-01-28/local/me-1215_1_los-angeles


49 posted on 04/17/2014 9:37:42 PM PDT by muglywump (Seven days without laughter makes one weak.)
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To: Drill Thrawl

50 posted on 04/17/2014 9:41:27 PM PDT by GraceG
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