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(Bloomberg) -- China said samples of imported shrimp tested positive for the coronavirus, raising questions again over whether the pathogen can spread through food or frozen products.The virus tested positive on both the inside and outside of the shrimp packaging, said China’s General Administration of Customs. The samples were from three Ecuadorian plants, and imports from those processors will be halted, it said.“The test result doesn’t mean the virus is contagious, but reflects the loopholes in companies’ food safety regulations,” said Bi Kexin, director of the food import and export safety bureau in the customs department. “Customs will further strengthen control of the origins of imported cold-chain food.”China last month pointed to imported salmon as a possible culprit for Beijing’s fresh Covid-19 outbreak, sparking a boycott of the fish as supermarkets took the produce off their shelves. China also began mass testing of cold food imports at ports, and blocked shipments from meat plants abroad that reported infections among workers.Evidence suggests that it’s extremely unlikely for the virus to be transmitted through food, said Gorjan Nikolik, associate director of seafood at Rabobank.“It’s a typical food scare” he said. “I expect them to be very short-lived.”Low RiskChinese officials have also agreed with global experts that imported food poses a low risk of transmitting the virus. That’s led to confusion overseas over why China is continuing to test and halt shipments.The tests are “an important measure to prevent the risk of the virus being transmitted from imported cold chain food channels,” Bi said. “This is a necessary measure taken to protect the health of the people and does not interrupt normal international trade.”Employees in some countries are still working even after becoming infected with the virus, raising the risk of food contamination, Bi said. Because there are epidemic clusters at some overseas facilities, China halted meat imports from a total of 23 plants, including Brazil, the U.K., the U.S. and Germany, he said.For shrimp, China is a much bigger buyer than it is for salmon, Rabobank’s Nikolik said. Chinese purchases are on the same scale as the U.S. and Europe, and Ecuador is a leading supplier, he said.China’s customs authorities also tested a total of 227,934 samples and the rest of the samples were negative, it said. The shrimps that tested positive were delivered to ports in Dalian and Xiamen and have been destroyed, it said.(Updates with Rabobank comment)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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Former “Glee” actress Naya Rivera, who has been missing after swimming in Lake Piru in Ventura County on Wednesday, had experience boating there, authorities said on Thursday. Investigators also said they believe Rivera “drowned in what appears to be a tragic accident.”Rivera had rented a boat at Lake Piru, a reservoir near Santa Clarita in nearby Los Angeles county, which departed from the dock around 1:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. She was swimming with her 4-year-old son when, for unknown reasons, she submerged and did not resurface.In a press conference on Thursday, Kevin Donoghue, sergeant at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, said that Rivera’s 4-year-old son, who was found alone on the boat in the middle of the lake, told investigators enough information that made them “conclude that his mother never made it out of the water.”Also Read: Naya Rivera Update: Ventura County Sheriff Shifts From Search and Rescue to Recovery OperationHe also said that there are trees, roots and weeds underwater that could cause entanglements. Rivera had experience boating on this lake before, while her son did not.The Sheriff’s department has also recovered video evidence from the dock that shows only Rivera and her son boarding the boat. Investigators will release the footage to the public shortly.“We’ve had no indication after talking to her son that Ms. Rivera made it to shore, so our focus is in the water at this time,” he explained, adding that authorities are searching the northern half of the lake, a search area about 30 feet wide.He also said that swimming is permitted in the lake because there are no strong undercurrents. Although divers have been searching the water and shorelines, there has been no sign of Rivera. Earlier on Thursday, the search and rescue operation shifted to a recovery. Officials are using sonar technology in the search.Also Read: Naya Rivera, 'Glee' Star, Missing After Swimming AccidentPreviously, a spokesperson for the department had told TheWrap: “We believe a tragic accident happened and she may have lost her life in the lake.”Rivera currently appears in the recurring role of Collette Jones on the “Step Up” series adaptation, which previously aired on YouTube Red and will air on Starz for its upcoming third season. Her other credits include “Devious Maids,” “The Bernie Mac Show” and “American Dad” among many others.Read original story Naya Rivera Search: Actress Had Experience Boating on Lake Where Police Believe She Drowned At TheWrap
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