BERKELEY — State technicians Friday began testing samples of three batches of fruit and vegetables removed from stores in the San Francisco Bay Area after anonymous callers claimed the produce was poisoned.
William Ihle, spokesman for the state Department of Health Services, said results of the tests will not be available until Monday.
"We have found a few items that we feel to be suspicious," Ihle said.
The produce came from two Lucky stores in Redwood City and a Safeway in Union City, he said.
A man called Lucky's regional office in San Leandro and a San Francisco television station Thursday claiming to have injected the fruits and vegetables with cyanide and strychnine.
The stores were closed for about four hours while workers, local police and state health inspectors removed the produce and new products were brought from the San Leandro distribution center.