Huy Fong Foods to start making Sriracha in Texas?
Could there be a Sriracha boom in Texas? Sriracha BBQ does sound like a great idea.
Texas state Rep. Jason Villalba says he has asked Huy Fong Foods, the makers of the Sriracha hot sauce with the rooster on the label and the green cap, to move operations to his state.
Late last year, Huy Fong Foods was ordered to partially shut down after the city of Irwindale filed suit and claimed the plant’s chile odors were a public nuisance. Villalba is hoping the company would be interested in moving, and has sent owner David Tran a letter with an official invitation.
“As a public official and a corporate attorney for small businesses, I am extremely troubled by excessive government interference in the operations of private, job-creating businesses like Huy Fong Foods,” wrote Villalba in his letter. “You have worked too hard and have helped too many people to let government bureaucrats shut down your thriving business.”