China bans US shellfish imports

from Press TV: China has
forbidden US shellfish imports after inspectors discovered a recent
shipment containing high levels of a deadly chemical agent, a media
report says.



The Chinese government imposed the ban after recent shipments of
geoduck clams from Northwest waters in the US were found to contain high
levels of arsenic
and a toxin that causes paralytic shellfish
poisoning, Washington public radio KUOW reported.