The New York Daily News reported last month that a woman is suing ShopRite after allegedly tripping over a string bean two years ago. She claims that she was shopping in the store's produce section "when suddenly, without warning, she slipped on a string bean on the floor of the store and violently fell to the floor."
A ShopRite store in Bergen County, NJ is accused of allowing string beans to fall out of the self-service bins and failing to provide walk-off mats or similar safety devices in a spot of the store they knew to be "ultrahazardous." In addition, the suit alleges that ShopRite was negligent by allowing string beans to remain on the floor.
ShopRite has not commented on the case, nor has the string bean.