While bull penis, or pizzle, is often sold as something for dogs to gnaw on, and it can be — and sometimes is — eaten by humans, it’s not cool to take something out of a package that’s labeled as unfit for human consumption and then sell it to people.
But according to the Texas Attorney General’s office, that’s what one grocery store in Austin was caught doing.The AG has filed a civil complaint against the store and some of its employees for allegedly selling “non-inspected, adulterated and misbranded beef pizzle as human food.”
KXAN-TV reports that employees are accused of unpacking the pizzle from packaging labeled “inedible” and “not intended for human use” then sold the penises with other products for humans to eat.
The deception alleged isn’t that the store was trying to pass off pizzle as a different type of meat. It’s that the store tried to trick shoppers into thinking that this was human-grade beef pizzle by repackaging the stuff with labels falsely indicating that the meat had been inspected and was from a registered source.
The store faces a fine of $5,000 for the pizzle hijinks.