According to a news source, the Irwindale City Council has decided to drop its public-nuisance declaration and lawsuit against Huy Fong Foods, the California- based company that makes the popular Sriracha hot sauce. Information about the dispute appears in Issue 520 of this Update. The company had asked for more time to address the odors emitted from its facility; residents had complained about burning throats and eyes since the hot sauce maker moved its main operation to Irwindale in 2013. Council’s vote was reportedly taken behind closed doors after a meeting with company CEO David Tran and representatives from the governor’s Business and Economic Development Office. Tran has indicated that better filters have been installed and should block fumes during the chili-grinding season that begins in August. See AP, May 29, 2014.