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Sriracha Factory Protests Shutdown With Snarky Banner

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The war between Huy Fong Foods, makers of the insanely popular Sriracha Chili Sauce, and the city of Irwindale heated up yesterday when the sauce makers erected a banner in front of their factory that reads "No Tear Gas Made Here."

The banner is the latest chapter in the sordid Sriracha saga. First, Irwindale residents tried to shut down the factory over what they claim is a "strong, offensive odor" emanating from the factory. After about a month of tension, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge motioned last week to partially shut down the factory, a move that CEO and founder David Tran warned would drive up the prices of Sriracha.

We applaud Huy Fong Foods for at least having a sense of humor about the whole issue.

Related:
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