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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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Upcoming Events

Thu Apr 28, 2016 @12:00AM
Earth Stewardship Days, Chestertown
Thu Apr 28, 2016 @12:00AM
Paint the Town Event, Chestertown
Thu Apr 28, 2016 @ 7:00PM
Lip Sync Battle, Ellicott City
Fri Apr 29, 2016 @12:00AM
Garden Fair & Plant Sale, Washington, D.C.
Fri Apr 29, 2016 @12:00AM
Queen Anne’s County Storytelling Festival, Wye Mills
Fri Apr 29, 2016 @12:00AM
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, Timonium
Fri Apr 29, 2016 @ 8:00AM
Flower Mart, Annapolis
Fri Apr 29, 2016 @ 9:00AM
National Poetry Month Contest, Broadneck
Fri Apr 29, 2016 @10:00AM
Tales & Tails, Owings Mills

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