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Sriracha plant opens with new odor control filters

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Twenty-eight-ounce bottles of Sriracha hot sauce are transported by conveyor belt to be packed and shipped inside Huy Fong Foods Inc. in Irwindale on Tuesday, Aug. 19. Maya Sugarman/KPCC

Truckloads of chili peppers are making their way to the city of Irwindale, just east of Los Angeles, to be ground into Sriracha hot sauce. It's a process once considered a smelly, eye-watering public nuisance, which brought on several official complaints not too long ago.

But now, with special odor control filters in place, and a new open-door policy at the plant, things are changing. You can read KPCC's Sharon McNary's report here.

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