Irwindale holds meeting over hot sauce factory
IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) -- There could be fiery words Wednesday night as a Southern California city considers whether a hot sauce factory is a public nuisance because of its spicy emissions.
The Irwindale City Council has scheduled a public hearing about the Sriracha factory. The council could find that the plant is a public nuisance -- a step that at some point could lead to a shutdown order.
Last November, a judge ordered the plant to stop producing the smells until air-quality experts can determine how to mitigate them.
But the Los Angeles suburb says residents have continued to complain about eye-stinging fumes.
Plant owner Huy Fong Foods says it's proposed ways to deal with the problem and it's urging supporters to attend the meeting.