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Beware The Pizzle!

MT Supermarket is being sued for mislabeling beef penises. Supposedly they were processed as not fit for human consumption.

http://kxan.com/2014/06/12/beef-penis...

This sounds like a class action lawsuit in the makings. Everybody who's eaten beef pizzle from MT Supermarket be aware that you may be entitled to a cash settlement. Please call the law offices of Boyd, Dewey, Screwum at (512) 463-2100.

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  1. I believe the law offices are "Boye, Dewey, Screwum & Howe" though I could not confirm the phone number.

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    1. re: Tripeler

      The attorneys on Cartalk are Dewey, Cheatum and Howe. Wonder if they are related?

      1. That's the Attorney General!

        1. That's messed up, fo' pizzle.

          1. As I understand it, the USDA considers all pizzle unfit for human consumption. I'm not an expert, but I haven't been able to find any scientific justification for the ban, it seems that we are just too squeamish to eat it in the US.

            So it's not like MT was passing this off as another cut of beef. They were just selling a traditional cut that our government does not allow to be labeled for people.

            That means that anyone interested in trying it will need to head out to China for Steamed Pizzle with Aweto, Jamaica for Cow Cod Soup, or one of any number of other countries where it has been consumed for generations..

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            1. re: Alan Sudo

              Pizzles of USDA-approved mammals are totally legal here in the U.S. Unless they have Mad Pizzle Disease! <snork>

              I was at MT yesterday and I'm kicking myself in the head for not buying a pound or so of the rooster testicles. They are so much more portable than the bull's balls from Fiesta.

              -sw

              1. re: sqwertz

                Like I said, I'm not an expert on the USDA, and I do realize the other bits are legal (several states have "Testicle Festivals" every spring including one in Texas that benefits a boy's home).
                But I can't find any mention of the pizzle other than the USDA beef butchering regulations that state beef pizzle or udder must be removed in a way that does not contaminate the edible meat.

                I know it doesn't make logical sense, but in my mind a store selling a banned cut is less guilty than a store relabeling a cut to appear as if it came from a more expensive (and better regulated) source.