Urge Manufacturer to Control Odor


Target: Owner of Huy Fong Foods, David Tran

Goal: Urge the facility that manufactures Sriracha chili sauce to control its irritating odor

Many have come to love the taste of the Vietnamese chili sauce, Sriracha. However, many residents living near the facility in Los Angeles where the sauce is produced have made complaints about the facility’s spicy odor. The odor has become such a problem that California officials have declared the production of the chili sauce a public nuisance.

Those living near the Sriracha facility often complain of headaches, stinging eyes and sore throats brought on by the spicy odor of the chili sauce being made. Although the chili sauce may be a delicious food item, this is no excuse to continue to cause physical agitation to residents’ eyes and throats. For the residents of the surrounding area, the chili sauce isn’t worth all the irritation they have to endure.

The chili sauce facility faced a partial shutdown during November of 2013. Since then, the company has continued to make and sell their product at the cost of the comfort of the residents in the surrounding area. The people affected by the company’s spicy odor should not have to continue to endure the headaches, stinging eyes and sore throats the odor causes. The company only has to reduce the amount of odor it creates in order for this issue to be resolved.  Sign this petition and urge the chili sauce company, Huy Fong Foods, to reduce the odor it emits.


Dear David Tran,

It has come to my understanding that the production of your chili sauce has been affecting the comfort of the people living in the area surrounding your facility. Although the Sriracha sauce is a delicious food item, it should not be produced at the cost of the residents in the area.

Many people have complained of headaches, stinging eyes, and sore throats that are brought on by the wafting, spicy odor being emitted by the facility where your chili sauce is being made. These people should not have to endure the spicy smells for the sake of your business.

To resolve this conflict, you only have to reduce the amount of odor your facility produces. This allows you to continue the production of your chili sauce while also giving the residents in the area air that is less irritating to breath in. For the sake of the people affected by the smell, I hope that you will decide to control the odor being produced by your chili sauce facility.


[Your Name Here]

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