A Southern California company that produces Sriracha hot sauce was ordered to shut its doors, after a Los Angeles County judge ruled in favor of residents who said the smell drove them to distraction.
The odor from the Huy Fong company was so overpowering that some residents suffered headaches, watery eyes and soar throats, CNN reported.
The city said it tried to reach an agreement with the company to install a filtration system that would confine the odors, before pursuing the court route. Huy Fung officials did not immediately comment but in a previous media report, said the filtration system the city wanted was prohibitively expensive.
— Cheryl K. Chumley, Washington Times.
I propose a Sriracha tax.