Inmates at a Texas prison unknowingly ate pet food after a mix-up at a local food company that specializes in fajita meat.
Employees at John Soules Foods in Tyler, Texas, failed to re-label boxes of “beef trimmings” that were going to be sold as pet food, according to federal documents.
The boxes were sold to an outside meat broker, who then sold them to another broker, who eventually sold the to the Federal Bureau of Prisons for human consumption.
“There is no evidence that anyone who consumed any of the ‘beef trimmings’ product suffered any ill effects,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
John Soules Foods says it originally sold the beef as pet food because it was having trouble getting the meat to freeze properly.