Supermarket charged for selling beef penis as human foodBy Mason White 12:51 PM June 16, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A supermarket was slapped with charges after being caught selling beef penis for human consumption, the office of the Texas Attorney General announced.
MT Supermarket and some of its employees are facing the civil lawsuit alleging that they mislabeled and sold pizzle for human consumption.
The MT Supermarket in question is located in North Lamar.
Employees sold “uninspected adulterated beef pizzle that was mislabeled as food,” according to court documents.
In one incident, a manager and employees took pizzle from boxes labeled “inedible meat not intended for use as human food,” and repackaged the pizzle in consumer size packages and labeled them as human food.
The lawsuit goes on to state that the packages were labeled to indicate that the pizzle was inspected and was from a registered source. Prosecutors are seeking $5,000 in fines against MT Supermarket and the employees named in the lawsuit.
In the United States, pizzle is commonly used in doggy toys and sometimes used in glue. In foreign cultures, beef pizzle is dried and ground for use in soups and beverages.
Some believe that eating pizzle increases sexual desire. Pizzle of other animals, specifically deer, is believed to increase strength and improve performance.
It was used by the Chinese team in the 2008 Olympics.