A woman had her newborn baby taken away by child protective services at the hospital after testing positive for opiates. The alleged culprit? A poppyseed bagel she ate just hours before delivery.
According to the Daily Mail, 29-year-old Elizabeth Dominguez's urine sample tested positive for opiates. Through further investigation, it was determined the positive results were solely from eating a poppyseed bagel earlier in the day.
Opiates did not turn up in her baby's system.
One doctor explained to WKBW that eating a large amount of poppyseeds "has been shown to produce low levels of morphine and codeine in the urine." He believes the seeds likely hadn't been washed.
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