FDA: $32K worth of honey seized in Philadelphia

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June 10, 2010 6:13:04 PM PDT
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says more than $32,000 worth of honey has been seized from a distribution center in Philadelphia because it contained a potentially dangerous antibiotic.

The FDA says the 64 drums of bee's honey had been imported from China.

Federal marshals seized the honey from the Delaware Avenue Distribution Center in Philadelphia last week.

The FDA says tests showed the honey contained a potent antibiotic that could lead to serious illness or death.

The agency says the antibiotic, called chloramphenicol, is not approved for use in food, animal feed, or food-producing animals in the United States.

Attempts by The Associated Press to contact the importer and the buyer of the honey were not immediately successful Thursday.