Texas Supermarket Accused Of Selling Bull Penis As Human Food

06/17/2014 08:55 am ET | Updated Jun 17, 2014
  • David Moye Pop culture journalist, HuffPost Weird News

A Texas supermarket tried pulling the bull over customer's eyes by selling improperly labeled bull penis as food for customers, a lawsuit alleges.

The MT Supermarket in Austin, Texas, was hit with a $5,000 civil lawsuit from the Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott for allegedly selling “non-inspected, adulterated and misbranded beef pizzle as human food,” KXAN TV reports.

Pizzle is not a word from one of Snoop Dogg's rhymes. For those unfamiliar with zoological anatomy, it's the penis of a bull or other animals.

The suit alleges that a manager and some employees took pizzle from boxes labeled "inedible beef, not intended for human food" and repackaged it for consumer consumption. They allegedly added wording to the re-labeled product stating the meat was inspected and from a registered source, according to the Austin Chronicle.

Pizzle is considered an aphrodisiac in some cultures, but in the U.S., it's more commonly used to make glue, and in chew toys for dogs.

The store's manager has not commented on the allegations, according to the Austin Business Journal.

If the attorney general wins the suit, the fine will be split between the store's owner and the employees named in the suit.

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