The city of Ogden, Utah has bought a $1,475 olfactometer, called the Nasal Ranger, to crack down on odor violations following complaints about the smells coming from a pet food factory.
Volunteers have joined a city sniff squad and will be trained to use the device.
The Ogden Chief Administrative Officer said: “We need to do this because we don’t want noxious odors to impact air quality in Ogden.”
The city has received numerous complaints about the odors coming from American Nutrition, a manufacturer of cat and dog food.
The company said they have installed an exhaust scrubber in the factory to cut down on emissions from the ovens.
Source: Associated Press