Can Poppy Seeds Cause a Positive Test for Drugs?

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I don’t know about you, but with a hot cup of quality coffee, I am content with a simple poppy seeds roll in the morning, or even later in the day.

Poppy seeds rolls, that is, quality ones are better than a doughnut. And an abundant use of sweet cream butter inside doesn’t hurt!

Two Thumbs Up, But…

There may be a cause for concern, though, if you happen to choose to eat these treats on a day that you go in for a job interview, or on a day that you have a routine blood test on the job. Maybe you’ve heard tell those little black seeds can cause you to flunk a drug test due to the presence of opiates?

Poppy Seeds – Guilty!

Can those seeds atop your bagel produce a positive test for drugs? Yes, the sad truth is that it can. The St. Pete’s Bagel Company acknowledges the fact.

The Globe and Mail informs us those little black seeds really do skew drug tests! Even Snopes agrees. So, if you want that job, steer clear of poppy seed rolls and bagels!

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