Texas Store Accused of Selling Bovine Penis as 'Human Food'

HOUSTON, Texas--A grocery store in Austin, Texas--MT Supermarket--allegedly sold and labeled beef penis, or "pizzle," as human food. Two of the store's employees are now facing a civil lawsuit. 

According to KXAN News, the Texas Attorney's Office filed the suit which claims the store's manager, along with one worker, deliberately sold "non-inspected, adulterated and misbranded beef pizzle as human food."

The meat was initially in a container "labeled inedible beef, not intended for use as human food." The defendants apparently put the meat in consumer packaging and put a label on it claiming that the meat was inspected and intended for human consumption. 

The store manager and employee could ultimately be fined up to $5,000 if the allegations against them are true. 

According to Yahoo!News, pizzle is typically from a bull. It is commonly used in the U.S. in the making of dog treats. In some foreign cultures, humans apparently consume the beef penis in certain soups and drinks. 


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