Achilli sauce maker in the USA has received a barrage of complaints for making a bad smell around its Southern California factory.
The city of Irwindale has applied for an injunction to stop production at the huge Huy Fong Foods factory, claiming the smell from the plant is a public nuisance.
Residents have complained of burning eyes, irritated throats and headaches and some people have had to leave their homes to escape the smell.
"It's like having a plate of chilli peppers shoved right in your face," said resident Ruby Sanchez, speaking to Fox News.
"Whenever the wind blows that chilli and garlic and whatever else in it, it's very, very very strain," she said.
Up to 40 trucks a day unload red hot peppers at the factory.
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