Bass Pro Shops® Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Uncle Bucks® Beer Batter Mix

Springfield, MO–(ENEWSPF)–March 31, 2010.  Bass Pro Shops® is voluntarily recalling one lot of Uncle Buck’s® Beer Batter Mix Lightly-Seasoned as a precautionary measure because the product was received from a supplier that used crushed black pepper that may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Website at

The following product, with specific code date listed, is affected by the recall:

Brand       Product Name              Size            UPC         Code Date

Bass Pro    Uncle Buck’s Beer Batter  20 oz.    3 35489 38177     w9308k

Mix Lightly Seasoned

The product is packaged in a yellow canister with product label and the code date can be found on the bottom of the canister.

Bass Pro Shops® has taken these steps following announcements from a supplier that the product was manufactured with crushed black pepper distributed by Mincing Overseas Spice Company. The pepper has been recalled by Mincing because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

This product was distributed in Bass Pro Shops® stores nationwide, on and at select retailers.

Bass Pro Shops® requests that customers who have purchased this product destroy it or return it to the nearest Bass Pro Shops® store for a full refund. If Bass Pro Shops® customers are unsure if they have the recalled product, they are requested to contact Larry Whiteley at (417) 873-5022 Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-5:00 PM or at (417) 689-1118 Evenings and Weekends.

The Uncle Buck’s Beer Batter-Lightly Seasoned Mix has not been linked to any illnesses but proceed to the FDA web-site for updated information. No other Uncle Buck’s products are being recalled or are affected by this recall.

The safety of our customers is always our number one priority. Bass Pro Shops® has taken these precautionary steps to help protect our customers.

For further information contact:

Larry Whiteley

(417) 873-5022 Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00PM

(417) 689-1118 Evenings and Weekends