Christmas traditions - does your family have any?

It could be a special ornament you always put up, or a movie your family just has to watch Christmas morning. But what about food traditions? You probably think of candy canes, and ham for dinner. But apparently in Wisconsin, there's a Christmas food tradition that has the health department concerned. And it's not just this year, the health department actually has to release an annual warning.

What's the warning for? Cannibal sandwiches.

Time for our annual reminder that there's one #holiday tradition you need to pass on: raw meat sandwiches, sometimes...

Posted by Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Saturday, December 12, 2020

Um, yeah, so, uh, WHAT?

I'm from Illinois, born and raised, lived here my whole life. So maybe that's why I've never head of this Wisconsin tradition before. But Steve Shannon who is from Wisconsin has never heard of it either.

So that makes me think, WHO is eating these? I get it, traditions are special and the whole point of a tradition is that it is carried on year after year. But some traditions need to die, and this is one of them. The part of the health department's warning that really gets me is when they say -

(And, no, it doesn't matter where you buy your beef!) Remember, ground beef should ALWAYS be cooked to an internal temperature of 160° F.

Like do some Wisconsin butchers advertise, "Great for your holiday Cannibal Sandwich!"?  I have so many questions. I said it before, and I'll say it again, it's okay to let some traditions die.

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