eggs.jpgThe yuckiness continues! You already know about the massive egg recall announced yesterday after reports of salmonella contamination, but did you know that they’ve expanded the recall from 228 million to 380 million eggs as of last night?

As admittedly biased source notes, “so that means we could give one potentially contaminated egg to every man, woman, and child in the United States, with enough left over for every person in Canada as well.” Which sounds like the worst giveaway ever.

SF Weekly seems to believe that concerns about the egg situation are somewhat overblown, saying that “the number of salmonella cases recorded in San Francisco this year is no higher than last year’s tally at this time” and that “the worst of it may be over on this side of the Bay.”

However, the Chron reports that “San Francisco residents said they found packages of the recalled eggs still being sold in at least one Safeway store on Wednesday.”

Having had salmonella myself after a bad plate of “loaded” home fries at the long-defunct Spaghetti Western (I will just say this: BOTH ENDS PEOPLE), I promise you, you do not want to chance it.

The info on how to spot bad eggs remains the same as yesterday, and officials say you can return your eggs to the store for a refund or just throw them away. Update: Per brad’s comment, what I should have said is that the bad egg brands remain the same, they’ve just added more plant numbers: “The cartons have date codes stamped at one end, ranging from 136 to 229 and plant numbers 1026, 1413, 1720, 1942 or 1946” quoth the NYT.

But, remember, it’s quite possible restaurants are getting these eggs too, so it might be a good idea to skip the brunch-time Benedict or Blackstone for now.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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