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Irwindale City Council declares Sriracha a public nuisance

Close up of a Sriracha chili sauce bottle.
Close up of a Sriracha chili sauce bottle.
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The spicy red sauce Sriracha has become perhaps the first condiment to be declared a public nuisance. A months-long battle over the popular hot sauce came to a boiling point last night at Irwindale's City Council.

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As we've reported on Take Two, residents there have been complaining of pungent pepper fumes emanating from the factory of the makers of a popular brand of Sriracha, Huy Fong Foods.

Some claim the fumes burn their eyes and cause respiratory issues. Joining us to break down what this means for the iconic rooster sauce is Sarah Favot, reporter for the Pasadena Star News.