IRWINDALE, CA - A hot sauce factory in California is taking heat from neighbors over air quality.
The Sriracha Brand Hot Sauce plant features a mix of red jalapeno peppers, garlic, salt and vinegar. Neighbors say that mix is making them sneeze, giving them headaches, and sore throats.
Celeste Gamez, a college freshman who lives in the shadows of the plant, says it even making it difficult for her to breath at times.
David Tran says the city of Irwindale helped him choose where to build his business and it cost more than $40 million.
Tran took reporters to the roof of his production facility to show them the state of the art air-filters that were installed.
Reporters were able to determine that truckloads of hot peppers that are being brought in are to blame. Air quality inspectors found no violations at the plant despite logging eleven complaints.
A judge will hear the complaints and decide the fate of the great chili debate.