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Sriracha makers looking to relocate factory after battle with community

Bottles of Sriracha chili sauce on the shelves of a supermarket in Rosemead, Calif.

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Bottles of Sriracha chili sauce on the shelves of a supermarket in Rosemead.

Huy Fong Foods, makers of the hot sauce Sriracha, has been battling the residents of Irwindale where their company is located. Folks there complain the factory produces chili fumes which burns their eyes and makes it hard to breathe. 

RELATED: Irwindale City Council declares Sriracha a public nuisance

Now the company might be scoping out a new location to do business and it looks like the iconic rooster could one day don a Texan cowboy hat.

Sarah Favot has been reporting on this for the Pasadena Star News and joins us to explain. 


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