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Health officials confirmed four cases tied to E. coli and 13 likely cases in people who last holiday season ate "cannibal sandwiches," an appetizer with raw, lean ground beef served on cocktail bread that is popular in Wisconsin. The dish has become less common recently as food-safety awareness has increased, but Milwaukee historian John Gurda, said he still sees it on occasion. He described:

"It's like a coarse pate and when you put the onions on, there's a crunch as well and that kind of cuts the softness."

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