After eating supermarket poppy seed bread, a man fails a drug test for a new job.
Job seekers beware: there is one meal you should avoid eating before going on an interview.
After failing a drug test required by his new employment, a guy in England learned this lesson the hard way. What’s the catch? He stated that he had not used any drugs.
The nameless man’s sister, according to Plymouth Live, resorted to social media to warn people about the potentially harmful side effects of consuming this normally innocent chemical.
“My brother had to do a drugs test for a job interview today,” she revealed, adding that “he failed, with opium in his system.” “He doesn’t take painkillers because he is afraid of drugs and painkillers,” she added.
She said, “He came to mine yesterday and I had his [favorite]bread.” “He brought four slices home, ate two the day before, and built a sandwich to take with him today because he was going to be at the interview all day!!” Poppy seeds, which come from the opium poppy and, as a result, are known to occasionally induce false positives on drug tests, were found in the bread in question.
“POPPY SEEDS were the reason he failed his drug test!! He didn’t obtain the job because he failed, no matter how hard he tried to persuade them. So as a heads up: 2-3 days before a drug test, don’t eat seeded bread with POPPY SEEDS,” she recommended.
According to reports, the bread in question came from Tesco, a British grocery chain. According to Plymouth Live, Tesco representatives told the news outlet that they aim to use “low opiate varieties” in their products, and “they follow guidance developed by the EU and UK to [minimize]the levels present.”
Washington Newsday attempted to contact Tesco for further comment but did not receive a response at the time of publication.
MedicalNewsToday explained that the way poppy seeds are processed can have a large impact on the levels of trace opium ingested by consumers. They write that while the seeds themselves do not contain any opium, “during the harvesting process…the seeds can absorb opium or become coated by it.”
The incident is not the first time someone reportedly received a false positive on a drug test after eating poppy seeds. In 2018, a. This is a brief summary.