A “cannibal sandwich,” considered a holiday favorite in the state, consists of raw ground beef on bread with sliced onions, salt and pepper.
DHS, which said it issues this reminder annually, elaborated on its warning in another social media post.
“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. (And, no, it doesn’t matter where you buy your beef!).”
Ground beef should always be cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit, health officials added.
“It is important to know that eating these types of foods is not without risks,” the website states.