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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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  • 82 FREE events for the family in August

    Looking for some late summer fun for your family that won't require a dime? Here are tons of events in the Annapolis/Baltimore/Washington, D.C., area from concerts to festivals that are completely free for the whole family. Pick a few and make some memories before school starts back up again! Read More
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    Like many parents across Maryland, Melissa Solares is concerned about the way society is leaning on free-range parents or even those who just want to instill a little independence in their children. Solares does not yet let her 7-year-old daughter walk unsupervised to the elementary school playground just down the street from her Bowie home. Read More
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    Touring factories and other businesses can be a great educational but fun experience and there are plenty of places to visit not far from the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area. Whether it was tasting dozens of soda flavors from around the world at Atlanta's World of Coca-Cola or seeing hundreds of pretzels going into the oven at Read More
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      Recovering heroin addict Conner Ostrowski grew up in what his mother calls a "stereotypical suburban household" in Anne Arundel County. The former Linthicum resident is part of a close-knit family. He excelled in academics and athletics, consistently making the honor roll and wrestling for North County High School. And he dreamed of one day Read More
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    Is your family looking for adventure this summer? You don't have to travel far from the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area to fine extreme fun for the whole family. How about climbing inside a giant inflatable ball and rolling down a mountainside, or careening down a churning river on a raft? Roundtop Resort in Lewisburg, Pa., is Read More
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  • 3 Late summer fun at 6 Maryland state parks
  • 4 Enter our Costume Photo Contest!
  • 5 7 factories and businesses that give great tours
  • 6 Why are Maryland teens turning to heroin?
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