Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Are some holiday traditions worth passing on? The Wisconsin Department of Health Services sure doesn’t think so. And that tradition? Raw meat sandwiches, sometimes called Tiger Meat, Cannibal Sandwiches or steak tartare. 

Many families in the upper Midwest, but seemingly across the U.S., consider these sandwiches to be a holiday

Continue Reading The concerning popularity of raw beef — ‘Tiger meat’ — sandwiches

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and local health departments, is investigating cases of Salmonella infections associated with shelled peas sold at Wisconsin farmers markets. 

The investigation shows that at least six people were infected with the same strain

Continue Reading Salmonella infections linked to peas sold at farmers markets in Wisconsin

Have you heard of Tiger Meat or Cannibal Sandwiches? If you’re from Wisconsin, I’m sure you have. I was introduced to this holiday tradition by my fiance’s family, who are all from northern Wisconsin.

This tradition is an appetizer of raw, lean ground beef served on bread with sliced onions,
Continue Reading To avoid pathogens, avoid raw meat, eggs, egg nog and flour this holiday season

ROSEMONT, IL — Three panelists from two different states discussed their investigations of romaine lettuce outbreaks and generated wide-ranging questions during a session at Food Safety Summit 2020.

For the first time, the summit is a virtual event, because of precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, which began
Continue Reading State disease detectives share details of investigation practices

Federal officials today confirmed reports out of Wisconsin and Minnesota about Salmonella infections connected to fresh vegetable trays from Del Monte Fresh Produce Inc.

Inspectors from the Food and Drug Administration are onsite at the Del Monte facility in Kankakee, IL, that produced the implicated trays of pre-cut vegetables and
Continue Reading FDA inspectors checking Del Monte facility linked to Salmonella cases

An investigation into an ongoing multi-state outbreak of salmonellosis in Minnesota and Wisconsin that is linked to consumption of certain Del Monte vegetable trays led to a public health warning today.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Minnesota Department of Health, and

Continue Reading Foodborne illness advisory: Del Monte vegetable trays pose Salmonella risk

Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services say that unpasteurized (raw) milk served at a potluck team meal is the likely cause of a Campylobacter outbreak that sickened close to a couple dozen Durand High School football players and coaches this past month. At least 22 members of the

Continue Reading Health Officials Say Raw Milk Probably Caused Campylobacter Outbreak at Wisconsin High School

As of Thursday, the Campylobacter outbreak case count in Wisconsin’s Durand School District was at 22, those sickened who had been hospitalized had been released, and “kids were starting to feel better,” according to the local county health officer. Pepin County Health Officer Heidi Stewart said that all of those
Continue Reading WI Campylobacter Cases at 22, List Compiled of Possible Sources

(Update: There are now nine confirmed Campylobacter cases in the Durand, WI, school district, according to a Thursday afternoon press release. The release noted that not all of those sickened have been tested for the bacteria.) State and county health officials are investigating an outbreak of Campylobacter infections in
Continue Reading Update: Nine Confirmed Campylobacter Cases in Wisconsin School District