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 said Thursday the 64 drums of bee honey that federal marshals seized from the Delaware Avenue Distribution Center in Philadelphia last week had been imported from China.

The FDA says tests showed the honey contained a potent antibiotic, chloramphenicol, that could lead to serious illness or death. It said the antibiotic 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 buyer of the honey were not immediately successful Thursday. - AP