Firm in hot water over chilli smell

2013-11-03 14:00

A Los Angeles suburb that sued to curb the strong, spicy odour emitted from a chilli-processing plant lost its bid for a court injunction against the makers of the popular Sriracha hot pepper sauce.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert O’Brien denied a motion from the small city of Irwindale, calling the request “rather edgy”.

Irwindale filed a suit this week saying that the company had refused to take sufficient action to abate noxious fumes.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Huy Fong Foods produces up to

200?000 bottles of hot sauce a day and sold more than $60?million (R605?million) worth last year.

The red-coloured Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce has become one of the top-selling condiments in the US.

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