TX Still Hopeful on Sriracha

By Bill O'Neil

Even if the Irwindale, California City Council does not order the makers of Sriracha hot sauce to shut down their plant iin that community--officials in Texas haven't given up their hopes of luring the company to the Lone Star State.  

"I think an expansion at the moment is the most likely scenario" said State Representative Jason Villalba--who led a delegation of officials and lawmakers to California for meetings with company officials Monday. He told 550 KTSA News he believes company leaders are taking such plans seriously.

"What they're doign now is comparing some data--looking at some soil samples and some information that they need to determine the next step--which would be to come to Texas and actually do some climate tests" Villalba said. 

While he isn't ruling out the possibility the company might expand in San Antonio, Villalba said it would appear the focus might be more on locations in the Rio Grande Valley--where the peppers used in making the sauce would likely be grown.   


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