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Before biting into that burger, make sure it's safe! The government recently recalled 14,158 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli. Here's what you need to know about the recent food recall and how to stay safe.

3 Facts About the Current Ground Beef Recall

1. 10 states have been affected. The recalled ground beef came from Creekstone Farms Premium Beef and was sold in Arizona, California, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington.

2. The inspection is still ongoing. So far, 28 stores have been identified, including Price Cutter, Ramey, Country Market, Murfin, Mike's Market, Smitty and Bistro Market stores. However, the E. coli inspection is still going on and more stores could be affected.

3. Always take food-safety precautions. E. coli is serious business. An infection can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration and, in severe cases, kidney failure and death. Stay safe by cooking all of your ground beef to an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

What You Need To Know About The Beef Recall

Jennipher Walters is the CEO and co-founder of the healthy living websites FitBottomedGirls.com and FitBottomedMamas.com. A certified personal trainer, lifestyle and weight management coach and group exercise instructor, she also holds an MA in health journalism and regularly writes about all things fitness and wellness for various online publications.

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