Department of Public Health spokeswoman Eileen Shields notes that the city has recorded 26 cases of salmonella this year. Of those, 25 came between May 30 and June 30, and just one has occurred since -- on July 15.
While this is not an unusual number of cases, what is unusual is that they were all of the same strain -- indicating the origin is likely the tainted products from Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa. The timing also indicates that the bad eggs were sent to San Francisco in May and June -- and the worst of it may be over on this side of the Bay.
Eggs are packaged under the following brand names: Lucerne, Albertson,
Mountain Dairy, Ralph's, Boomsma's, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda,
Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps. Eggs are packed in
varying sizes of cartons (6-egg cartons, dozen egg cartons, 18-egg
cartons) with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 225 and plant numbers
1026, 1413 and 1946. Dates and codes can be found stamped on the end of
the egg carton. The plant number begins with the letter P and then the
number. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example: P-1946