The banner reads "No Tear Gas Made Here." This comes after a judge on Tuesday ordered the factory to partially shut down and immediately make changes to reduce the smell coming from it.
According to some residents, a smell that wafts from the factory has caused headaches, watery eyes and even a burning sensation in the throat.
Huy Fong Foods uses 100 million pounds of peppers a year to make the sauce. The plant does have exhaust fans on the roof for ventilation, and Huy Fong Foods says it passed a recent inspection by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.