The ordeal came to a close Wednesday (for now, anyway), when the Irwindale City Council said it would dismiss the lawsuit because Huy Fong planned to address the odor issue. Tran met with city officials Tuesday and said he has strengthened the filter in the plant’s rooftop ventilation system.
Of course, it won’t be clear if the changes actually helped until the company starts grinding chiles again in August. “You need to have the chili grinding and then you know whether it’s working or not,” Tran said, according to the Pasadena Star-News. But Tran says his company will change the system again if the odor is still present.