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2-week truce for hot sauce maker, California city

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Photo - Sriracha hot sauce founder David Tran, at podium, left, addresses a city council meeting in Irwindale, Calif., Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The city of Irwindale is suing the maker of Sriracha hot sauce and last week the Los Angeles suburb tentatively voted to declare the bottling plant a public nuisance. Irwindale City Attorney Fred Galante says relocating seems extreme and the city only wants to see the smell issue addressed. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Sriracha hot sauce founder David Tran, at podium, left, addresses a city council meeting in Irwindale, Calif., Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The city of Irwindale is suing the maker of Sriracha hot sauce and last week the Los Angeles suburb tentatively voted to declare the bottling plant a public nuisance. Irwindale City Attorney Fred Galante says relocating seems extreme and the city only wants to see the smell issue addressed. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of a popular hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.

The Irwindale City Council delayed a decision for two weeks Wednesday night on declaring the Sriracha (suhr-AH'-chuh) plant a public nuisance.

Owner David Tran called the decision disappointing and has opened his factory doors to lawmakers who were interested in having his plant relocate to their region. A delegation from Texas is expected to tour the facility next month.

Two weeks ago, council members tentatively but unanimously voted the 2-year-old plant was a nuisance. If the council had finalized its vote Wednesday, Huy Fong would have had 90 days to stop releasing the spicy emissions.

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