There's another food scare involving China. This time frozen green beans, produced in the country, are being blamed for sending at least one person to the hospital.
As a result, a Japanese supermarket chain pulled the frozen beans from its shelves on Wednesday, Reuters reported. The move comes after it was discovered the beans were tainted with a pesticide.
Preliminary tests showed one package of beans contained 34,000 times the permitted level of the highly toxic insecticide, Japan's Health Ministry said.
The victim, a woman, was hospitalized with vomiting and a numb mouth after eating the green beans, which are imported from China by Nichirei Foods and sold in Ito-Yokado supermarkets, according to the report.
This latest food scare comes just a month after a major scandal involving tainted milk, which killed four babies in China and made thousands of others sick. During that investigation, officials found the milk contained melamine — an industrial chemical.