Shellfish Toxin Levels
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Fri December 13, 2013

China Closes Doors To All West Coast Shellfish Imports

Last year the U.S. exported more than half a billion dollars worth of shellfish - with China as its biggest customer.
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China has closed its doors to all imports of West coast shellfish. Chinese officials tested samples of geoduck clams and found elevated levels of arsenic and a toxin that causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning.

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