Japan’s health ministry on Wednesday instructed retailers and importers to suspend sales of frozen green beans from a Chinese supplier after detecting high levels of pesticides, AFP reported. Three people fell ill from eating beans manufactured by Shandong-based Yantai Beihai Foodstuffs. Testing by the Tokyo metropolitan government found the beans had 34,500 times the pesticide residue permitted by Japan. A Yantai company spokesperson said that they did not believe their company was responsible for the pesticides in the beans. The spokesman said that the Japanese government wanted to halt all shipments of the beans, but that Yantai was still confirming with its client as to whether shipments would end.