When Business Has to Pass a Smell Test

When a Texas barbecue restaurant or California hot sauce maker emits odors, municipal regulation can focus on quantity or taxes to restrict the pollution.

An Offer Sriracha Cannot Refuse?

Hearing tax incentives and “sensible” regulation, will Sriracha move from Irwindale, California to Texas? Last year, Irwindale residents complained that the local Sriracha processing plant was a “public nuisance.” Hearing that their teary eyes, sore throats, heartburn, asthma and nosebleeds…

In Many Ways Sriracha is a Hot Sauce

Hot sauce production was #8 in IBISWorld’s April 2012 list of the fastest growing US industries. Looking at actual revenue, the numbers were not huge compared to Generic Drugs or Green & Sustainable Building Production. Even compared to #4 on the…