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Wisconsin DHS warns against eating traditional 'Cannibal Sandwiches' this holiday season

Posted at 6:35 AM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 10:09:27-05

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is warning against eating a traditional holiday dish: Cannibal Sandwiches.

According to the Wisconsin Historical Society, the dish, sometimes known as "Tiger Meat," is raw, lean ground beef served on bread with sliced onions, salt, and pepper.

"Many Wisconsin families consider them to be a holiday tradition, but eating them poses a threat for Salmonella, E. coli O157:H7, Campylobacter and Listeria bacteria that can make you sick," said DHS in a Facebook post.

DHS also said it also doesn't matter where you buy the meat, it's still risky.

There have been eight outbreaks linked to eating a raw ground beef dish, DHS said, including one large Salmonella outbreak that involved more than 150 people in Dec. 1994.

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