A homeopathy company has recalled some of their products because they might contain traces of a real antibiotic.
Terra Medica of Ferndale, Washington, described the products they're recalling as not containing antibiotics or antibiotic substances, but now they will now be conducting a voluntary recall of 56 lots of products.
The recall was ordered when the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) found that the process the company used to make six of its products could have contaminated the products with penicillin.
Homeopathic remedies are usually highly diluted and are not supposed to contain any active medicines. As a result, the FDA has chosen not to regulate homeopathic remedies as they are generally harmless.
Unless they claim to cure a serious condition, such as cancer, the FDA doesn't usually ask the companies to prove their products are safe or effective.
Source - Daily Mail