Health Authorities Issue Annual Holiday Reminder:Don't Eat ‘Cannibal Sandwiches’
The Wisconsin Department of Health is issuingits annual holiday advisory: Please cook your meat.
Time for our annual reminder that there’s one holiday tradition you needto pass on: raw meat sandwiches, sometimes called Tiger Meat or CannibalSandwiches. Many Wisconsin families consider them to be a holiday tradition,but eating them poses a threat for Salmonella, E. coli O157:H7, Campylobacterand Listeria bacteria that can make you sick.”
Raw holiday meat is apparently a Thing, not only in Wisconsin but alsoacross the Midwest.
The cannibal sandwich, as it is called, “features freshly ground raw beef andraw onions between slices of rye bread,” and is a popular item on Wisconsinholiday tables that’s “not for the faint of heart.”