Back in October, the city of Irwindale sued the nearby Huy Fong Foods factory over Sriracha. It sounds weird, but the factory was giving off such a noxious and spicy smell that it’s been causing residents in the area to suffer headaches. And now, a judge has ordered a partial shut down of the factory. Huy Fong Foods tried to argue the offensive part of manufacturing – grinding jalapeno peppers for the key ingredient – is past because harvesting season is over.
No word yet on what all of this will mean for Sriracha sauce availability. I’m going to stock up just in case. I mean, if nothing else, the stuff is probably effective as a zombie weapon – hot sauce in the eyes hurts.