Congressman on a mission to save Sriracha

Sriracha was declared a public nuisance by a judge in Irwindale, Calif. and he gave the makers of the popular hot sauce 90 days to stop the odor emissions from their factory.
By Aileen Graef  |  April 18, 2014 at 4:41 PM
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WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., is trying to save the Sriracha factory from shutting down by convincing Huy Fong Foods to move to his district.

After Judge Robert H. O'Brien ordered the Sriracha factory to shut down, a number of members of Congress tried to court the factory into relocating to their districts. One such member is Sriracha-loving Cardenas, who is trying to convince the factory to move to California's 29th District.

"By now you may have been directly contacted by individual states to move your business there...but why move thousands of miles, when you can keep jobs in California, the state you founded your successful company in? If relocation is the only viable option, I ask that you consider moving you facility to the San Fernando Valley. The San Fernando Valley has plenty of manufacturing zones, especially in the 29th Congressional District," said Cardenas in a letter.

Cardenas says he loves hot sauce but loves jobs even more. Despite the complaints of choking and watery eyes by the people living near the factory, Cardenas and his district are competing with multiple bids for the factory.

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