“It is unlikely that a single poppy seed roll, or even a dozen rolls, would result in an individual ingesting enough morphine to have a pharmacological effect.”
And if you’re unlucky enough to be breathalysed immediately after eating pizza, then this could cause you to fail the test.
Then there’s hemp seeds (often found in granola bars), hemp seed oil and hemp seed milk.
Tonic water was originally drunk for its quinine, an antimalarial drug derived from the bark of the South American cinchona tree.
This is the claim of a 58-year-old pipe fitter, suspended from work for 11 weeks after testing positive for morphine – an extract from the opium produced by poppies.
This every day, over-the-counter pain killer might be your first choice when it comes to relieving pain, but you should try alternatives should you plan to take a drug test within 48hours. This is because little old ibuprofen can cause you to test positive for barbiturates, marijuana, or benzodiazepines. Codeine, a commonly prescribed pain medication and also the active ingredient in some prescription cough medicines, and Meperidine are structurally related to morphine and could also cause false positive test results.
Almost all over-the-counter cold and flu remedies work by narrowing the blood vessels in the nasal passages, which helps to relieve congestion. The ingredient in cold remedies that does this, pseudoephedrine, is a synthetic amphetamine, which can be used (in huge quantities of course) to make meth. Taking cold medication can cause you to test positive for amphetamines!
Many people enjoy poppy seeds in their muffins and bagels, but wait just a minute! If you plan to take a drug test in the near future, you should skip those delicious favourites until your first day on the job. Poppy seeds contain tiny traces of opiates, such as the kind found in codeine and opium. After eating something containing poppy seeds, you can test positive for these drugs for as long as 48 hours. It’s best to skip the poppy seeds for now, and enjoy some sesame seeds or sunflower seeds in the meantime
8 Items That Can Make You Fail a Drugs & Alcohol Test
Whether you enjoy hemp seeds, hemp seed oil, or hemp seed milk, every single one of these items, especially if you consume them regularly, will cause you to test positive for THC. Although hemp seeds are legal, drug tests cannot tell the difference between marijuana users and hemp seed eaters. There are microscopic traces of THC in hemp seeds. You should also know that THC is stored in body fat, which means you will test positive for as long as 30 days after you stop eating it!
As D&A screening becomes part of daily life within the construction & civil engineering industry it is essential to take a bit of time to understand that there are plenty of everyday foods and other harmless items that can be confused for illegal substances!
Are you kidding? That’s what we said when we found out about this! The truth is, tonic water, which is also known as quinine water, was originally made as a means of delivering quinine from South America. Drinking tonic water can lead to a false positive for opiates!
Failing a Drugs & Alcohol Screening happens far more than you think!