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Srirachapocalypse Averted!

In case you were not aware, Huy Fong Foods Sriracha sauce aka “Rooster Sauce” experienced a bit of a crisis towards the end of last year. The city of Irwindale, California filed a lawsuit against Huy Fong Foods. Why? Apparently residents of the town near the factory complained that the spicy odors were causing lung and eye irritation. It should be noted that the judge in the case said that there was a lack of credible evidence that actually linked the complaints and symptoms of its citizens to the factory odors, but that it could be reasonably inferred that the factory was the source of those odors and symptoms.

Things got worse in December when the California Department of Public Health said that the three hot sauces the company made could not be distributed for 30 days to ensure contents of the uncooked sauces were free of microorganisms.
The city of Irwindale, California, best known for their numerous gravel pits and an ill fated attempt to lure the Los Angeles Raiders to town by getting Al Davis to build a new stadium on the site of one of the gravel pits would have taken a serious public relations hit had the first issue above not been resolved and the factory unable to resume production.
Texas would have welcomed them with open arms so that the company could move to a place with fewer regulations to worry about.
But for now, all the above issues have been resolved and Sriracha shipments will resume later this month.

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