Sriracha company CEO: Shutting factory could hike prices

Complaints over smells emanating from a Southern California factory that produces Sriracha hot sauce could end up costing fans of the increasingly ubiquitous pan-Asian food condiment that has inspired cookbooks and almost a new Lays chip flavor.
That’s according to David Tran, CEO and founder of Huy Fong Foods, the company which produces the chili sauce and whose main U.S. factory is located in the city of Irwindale. After the city filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court Monday asking a judge to stop production at the factory, Tran told the Los Angeles Times that if the factory closes, prices will increase. 
City officials say residents have been complaining of burning eyes, irritated throats and headaches because of the smell, and some people say they’ve had to leave their homes to escape it.

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Photo: Nick Ut/AP Images

Sriracha company CEO: Shutting factory could hike prices

Complaints over smells emanating from a Southern California factory that produces Sriracha hot sauce could end up costing fans of the increasingly ubiquitous pan-Asian food condiment that has inspired cookbooks and almost a new Lays chip flavor.

That’s according to David Tran, CEO and founder of Huy Fong Foods, the company which produces the chili sauce and whose main U.S. factory is located in the city of Irwindale. After the city filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court Monday asking a judge to stop production at the factory, Tran told the Los Angeles Times that if the factory closes, prices will increase. 

City officials say residents have been complaining of burning eyes, irritated throats and headaches because of the smell, and some people say they’ve had to leave their homes to escape it.

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Photo: Nick Ut/AP Images

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