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Kroger Recalls Ground Beef Items in East Tennessee

ATLANTA -- Kroger is recalling ground beef items with "sell by" dates of July 29 through August 12. The products may contain E. Coli O157:H7. The store is asking customers to check their refrigerators and freezers to see if they have any items that are listed below:

• Kroger 5 lb. Pkg. Flavorseal Ground Chuck (only date included for this product is "Freeze By 8-12-2011)
• Kroger Beef Chuck Ground 80-85%
• Ground Beef Patties – Regular & Family Pack Ground Beef Seasoned Patties –
• Regular & Family Pack In Store Made Meatballs – packaged and service case
• In Store Made Meatloaf – packaged and service case

Customers should return the items to stores for a full refund or a replacement.

Other states affected by the recall are Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina.

For a list of affected products you may visit www.kroger.com/recall.

Kroger has removed affected items from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system. Customers who may have purchased the affected products will receive register receipt messages and/or automated phone calls. Kroger is also placing signs in stores in meat departments.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure. The very young, seniors and persons with weak immune systems are the most susceptible to food borne illness.

Published August 15, 2011, 11:24 a.m.

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