Plastic in ground beef prompts HEB recall

Rubber glove may have been mixed into meat

SAN ANTONIO – Ground beef sold at HEB has been recalled by the processor because it may be contaminated with what's believed to be a rubber glove.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said the recall is for 2,633 pounds of ground beef chub.

The product recalled is 10 pound chubs of "HEB Ground Beef 73% Fine 6/10" produced and packaged Sep. 11, 2014. The product has the establishment number "EST 337" on the package.

"A store clerk noticed pieces of small blue plastic inside the packages and alerted (Sam Kane Beef Processors, LLC, a Corpus Christi, Texas, establishment) to the problem," a press release said. "The company stated the likely source of the plastic is a rubber glove."

There were no reports of any adverse reactions as a result of someone eating the beef.

HEB had not listed the recall on its website early Friday evening.

Here is a link to the USDA's press release.