However, not all vegetables have the squeaky-clean records suggested by their reputations. Here are 10 vegetables that have caused human deaths.
The long-term storage of frozen foods allowed the Listeria outbreak to span over a number of years. The earliest case was reported in 2013, but recalls of the products thought to be contaminated didn’t occur until 2016. Including frozen green beans, broccoli, and peas that had been sold under various brands at popular grocery stores. And if the bacteria goes into the bloodstream and causes listeriosis, one in five cases results in death.