"Parents with kids with asthma tell us the kids can't play outside when the odors are strong," Galante told ABC News. "I'm sure a Philadelphia council member would be sensitive to that."
Galante said the suit is not a personal attack on Huy Fong Foods, and "we really like the company."
"The main goal of the city is to address the odor issues, not to shut them down or drive them out of town," Galante said.
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Though talks between the city broke down over a new filtration system previously, Galante told ABCNews.com on Monday that they are back in discussions.
"I think they're trying to figure out what system will work," Galante said. "Our main goal is to have it implemented soon and it's on track to move expeditiously."