Officials invite Sriracha factory to move to NM

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Sriracha hot sauce, you either love it or hate it.

People in one California city hate it.

And, that might work in New Mexico’s favor.

People who live in Irwindale, California have complained the Sriracha factory is a health hazard.

They say the peppers used to make the chili sauce burn their eyes and throats, give them headaches and makes the city stink.

Huy Fong Foods has been in a legal battle with the city since last year.

The plant was even temporarily shutdown after being named a public nuisance.

Now, New Mexico Economic Development confirms they’re asking the Sriracha maker to move here.

The company says New Mexico is one of ten states courting them.

They’ve even invited state leaders to check out the factory.

No word on where the company would look to move in New Mexico.

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