I'm not sure if this is a recent localized problem or not.
A few people in my neighborhood (New York City area) have told me that local Rabbinical councils have forbidden buying broccoli, as there is no way to eliminate the bugs that are in it.
I don't buy fresh broccoli that often to know if this problem applies to fresh broccoli or it is for frozen products as well. It seems to be a recent problem that affects just the New York area, but I'm not sure. Can anyone comment on the extent of this problem and what the problem is?
I haven't really checked every part of the produce section to see if the kosher stores are selling broccoli or not. Does this mean that no one is selling broccoli?