LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of a popular hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.
The Irwindale City Council delayed a decision for two weeks Wednesday night on declaring the Sriracha (suhr-AH'-chuh) plant a public nuisance.
Owner David Tran called the decision disappointing and has opened his factory doors to lawmakers who were interested in having his plant relocate to their region. A delegation from Texas is expected to tour the facility next month.
Two weeks ago, council members tentatively but unanimously voted the 2-year-old plant was a nuisance. If the council had finalized its vote Wednesday, Huy Fong would have had 90 days to stop releasing the spicy emissions.