Sriracha hot sauce factory’s smell makes tempers flare in small town

Sriracha has apparently been burning up more than just taste buds. According to the Los Angeles Times, residents of Irwindale, California — where Huy Fong Foods produces its famous hot sauce — claim they’ve been experiencing headaches and burning sensations in their eyes and throats because of a pungent odor emanating from the Sriracha production plant. The city has reportedly now filed suit against Huy Fong Foods, claiming that the odor is a public nuisance and requesting that the plant cease production until the issue can be resolved.

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