A lawsuit filed by Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster claims that a meat processor with stores in Overland and Festus sold products labeled as ground beef that contained cow hearts as an ingredient. The suit seeks to stop John's Butcher Shoppee from selling meat products that Koster claims were intentionally mislabeled and contain animal organs not allowed by state and federal law, reports St. Louis Today.

The suit names Michael Kolish, the president of John's Butcher Shoppee Inc., and his brother, Thomas Kolish, secretary of the business, as defendants. In some tested samples, heart muscle was the primary ingredient in the meat sold by the butcher shop, Koster's office said.

Koster called the introduction of cow hearts into ground beef products "an unacceptable misrepresentation to local shoppers."


Source: Stltoday.com