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Sriracha Hot Sauce Controversy May Be Cooling Down

Sriracha Hot Sauce Controversy May Be Cooling Down
Posted May 28th, 2014 @ 8:20am by KFBK News

The heat may finally be going out of a confrontation between a chili-sauce maker and a Los Angeles suburb.

Irwindale Mayor Mark Breceda tells the Pasadena Star-News that he'll ask the City Council to drop its public-nuisance order and lawsuit against Huy Fong Foods.

The company makes the popular Sriracha hot sauce.

The city has been squabbling with the company for months after residents complained that spicy odors burned their throats and eyes.

On Tuesday morning, city officials held a closed-door meeting with company CEO David Tran and representatives of Gov. Jerry Brown's Business and Economic Development Office.

Tran says he installed stronger filters at the plant, and he's confident they will block fumes when the chili-grinding season begins in August.

-- The Associated Press 

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