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Campylobacter is a bacterial cause of diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, and can progress to more serious illness, such as a bloodstream infection and other complications. Illness generally occurs two to five days after exposure. In 2011, Maryland reported nearly 600 Campylobacter infections.

The implicated milk is labeled "raw milk" (meaning, not pasteurized) and is sold under "The Family Cow" label in plastic gallon, half gallon, quart and pint containers. The Family Cow dairy sells directly to consumers at its on-farm retail store and at multiple drop-off locations and retail stores in the following Pennsylvania counties: Bucks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Lebanon, Montgomery, Philadelphia and York counties.

Raw milk and products made from raw milk (including certain cheeses, ice cream, and yogurt) can pose severe health risks. Pasteurization is performed by briefly heating raw milk to kill disease-causing germs (e.g., Salmonella, Escherichia coli O157, Campylobacter) that can be found in raw milk. Maryland state law prohibits the sale of unpasteurized milk.

Information about the regulation of milk and dairy products in Maryland can be found here. Further information on raw milk safety can be found on the CDC website.

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    Gear up for your holiday weekend potluck with this delicious sweet and savory Asian slaw. You'll use the juice from a can of Mandarin oranges and a bit of peanut

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  • Visiting nature themed Imagination Playgrounds — Mommy Daze

    Slowly but surely we've been working our way around to all of the “Imagination Playgrounds” throughout Prince George's County. Recently we decided to visit two in nearby Bowie that were

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  • Looking back on the long, lazy days of summer — FranklyStein

    I love Chesapeake Family's annual “Kids of Summer” photo contest because we get so many adorable photos of carefree kids enjoying summer. Those are my “kids of summer” at a

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  • Enforcement is key to discipline – Good Parenting

    Dear Dr. Debbie, My 9-year-old daughter has a lot of freedom. She’s usually off on her bicycle somewhere with her best friend, and I often have to go looking for

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