I refused to believe this day would come. The world just loves Sriracha too much for this to happen. But this morning, I woke up to learn the sad news. Judge Robert H. O’Brien ruled on Tuesday that the factory making this beloved hot sauce must partially shut down. While the judge acknowledged there was “lack of credible evidence” to link the complaints of breathing trouble and watery eyes to the factory, he said that the odor that could be “reasonably inferred to be emanating from the facility” is, for residents of Irwindale, “extremely annoying, irritating and offensive to the senses warranting consideration as a public nuisance.”
While the case could go to trial, lets all pray that they reach a settlement and our fear of Sriracha shortage will be no more! In the meantime, I’ll probably need to find recipes to make my own Sriracha, just in case.