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Symptoms of E. coli infection can include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting and fever. Most people recover within 5 to 7 days.
Health officials urge people to thoroughly cook hamburger and, if possible, use a digital thermometer to make sure meat has been heated to at least 160 degrees.
They also recommend that people wash their hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds before and after handling food.
Consumers who have questions about the recall may contact Kroger toll-free at 800-632-6900 or online at http://www.kroger.com/recalls.
On the Net:
USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/
U.S. Centers for Disease Control E. coli site: http://cdc.gov/ecoli/
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