Bad news if you like shitty hot sauce: On Wednesday, the Irwindale City Council declared the factory that produces Sriracha a public nuisance. The factory now has 90 days to find a way to stop the odor, which residents say burns their eyes and throats, causing heartburn, nose bleeds, and inflamed asthma.
Time to start hoarding: A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has ordered a Sriracha plant to partially shutdown in response to a lawsuit filed last month by the city of Irwindale. Judge Robert H. O'Brien said odors emanating from the factory appear to be "extremely annoying, irritating and offensive to the senses warranting consideration as a public nuisance."
Some advice: If you decide to spike your high school cafeteria's stash of marinara with hot sauce, make sure the hot sauce isn't the same strength as US law-enforcement-grade pepper spray. Unfortunately for the cafeteria staff at Chicago's Highland Park High School, that's just what one student decided to do during an ill-fated prank last month.