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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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From the Bloggers

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From the Bloggers

  • Managing the unwritten rules of the playground — Good Parenting

    Dear Dr. Debbie, I take my children, ages 2 and 4, to our community playground where they sometimes play with children we don’t know. It’s awkward, but I frequently step

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  • Easy Family Recipes: Mexican-Style Corn on the Cob

    Take your usual corn on the cob to a tastier place with this fun recipe with Mexican flair. While you're cooking your burgers on the grill, clear a bit of

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  • Facing your fears — Mommy Daze

    I don't think I ever quite knew what fear was until I became a parent. Maybe it's the protective mama bear syndrome that kicks in, or the hormones, but either

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  • When an anxious boy grows into a confident young man — FranklyStein

    Once upon a time, my older son had a huge fear of the unknown and a heavy dose of anxiety. In fifth grade, he crawled under his bed and refused

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Fun Stuff to Do

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Upcoming Events

Tue May 31, 2016 @10:00AM
Exhibit: Flora of the National Parks, Washington, D.C.
Tue May 31, 2016 @ 6:00PM
Tailgate Tuesday with the Baysox, Bowie
Wed Jun 01, 2016 @10:15AM
Ready 2 Read Storytime, Bowie
Wed Jun 01, 2016 @11:00AM
Tinkergarten Trial Class , Columbia
Wed Jun 01, 2016 @ 4:30PM
Legos: Creative Club, Glenarden
Wed Jun 01, 2016 @ 5:00PM
Universoul Circus, Baltimore
Thu Jun 02, 2016 @ 8:00AM
Baltimore Ravens Beach Bash, Ocean City
Thu Jun 02, 2016 @ 8:00AM
Baltimore Ravens Beach Bash, Ocean City
Thu Jun 02, 2016 @ 5:00PM
Universoul Circus, Baltimore

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