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

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.