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, detailed in another social media post its warning.
“Many Wisconsin families consider them a holiday tradition, but eating them poses a threat to Salmonella, E. coli O157: H7, Campylobacter, and Listeria bacteria that can make you sick. (And, no, that’s it. Not where you are. Buy your beef!) “
Health officials said ground beef should always be cooked at an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
“It is important to know that eating these types of foods is not without risk,” the website states.