29 Oct '13, 8pm

California Sriracha factory is basically Macing everyone in the area

California Sriracha factory is basically Macing everyone in the area

Everyone loves Sriracha hot sauce, right? Foodies love Sriracha! Cooks love Sriracha! Babies love Sriracha! This dog loves Sriracha! That webcomic I can’t stand loves Sriracha ! The only people who don’t like Sriracha are me (I’m a culinary nincompoop who can’t handle spice) and people who live near the Irwindale, Calif., Huy Fong Foods factory, where Sriracha is produced and bottled. Irwindale residents are complaining that the factory is releasing a smelly, irritating gas (like you when you eat too much Sriracha! Hey-ooooo I’ll show myself out). Eyes are burning and watering all over the L.A. suburb, and the city is now filing suit against Huy Fong to get the factory to shut down production while it comes up with a plan to stop macing the entire town. The company, meanwhile, says nope, there are no fumes, and it knows because the employees never complain. Because the his...

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