Does Kroger Drug Test

Are you looking for a job? You may have thought about the grocery industry. There are jobs available in this field and there are opportunities for advancement. Knowledge is always power. Having knowledge-information-about a prospective employer in advance will always work to your advantage. Whether you like to party during your off time or if the whole idea of drug testing just rubs you the wrong way, you will want to know if a company requires a pre-employment drug test. Let’s focus on the big grocery corporation Kroger and figure out the answer to the does kroger drug test question.

A Kroger store that may test for drugsI don’t care if you’re looking toward Kroger as a full-time, part-time, long-term, or short-term employer, being informed about their company policies will help you determine if you’d like to work for them. It will also help you if you get hired so you have more of a problem-free employment experience. Especially when it comes to drug use.

Finding Out If Kroger Requires Pre-Employment Drug Testing?

The answer is yes and no. This may sound confusing at first, so let me explain.

List of kroger owned companies

All these and more are part of the Kroger corporation!

Kroger is a huge company. Most of us are familiar with Kroger-brand grocery stores. Food4Less, Ralph’s, Smith’s, Fred Meyer and a bunch of other companies are also part of the Kroger company.

Kroger Drug Testing Company Policy?

Nowhere on Kroger’s main company website do they say anything about mandatory drug testing for new hires. I found policies about sustainability, diversity, and a whole bunch of other stuff about what they ethically expect from employees and vendors, but not a word about drug testing.

So, it seems that there is not a corporation-wide policy about drug testing. If there is one, they keep it private. Does this mean we don’t need to prepare or that we don’t need to be ready to cheat on a drug test when trying to get a job at Kroger? Read on and find out…

What about Kroger Grocery Stores?

However, I did find out that some individual Kroger stores will drug test you. This means you need to do some pre-application detective work. Before you actually turn in your application to work there, try to find out if that particular store tests. Be smart about this. If you are obvious, it might raise some red flags that could hurt your chances of getting the job.

saliva drug test being administered

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Type of Drug Test?

I also found out that the Kroger stores that do test do not use a urine test. They swab your mouth. Instead of a piss test, they do a spit test!

Testing your saliva for drugs by swabbing your mouth is a cheaper method than expensive urine testing. They are also more unreliable. So, that makes it better for us. By the way, drug tests and testing can be unreliable. Keep up to date with drug testing news to find out more about this.

Time is a big factor too. Mouth swab drug tests will only test positive for weed if you’ve smoked within a couple days. A week at most.

If you want to work at a Kroger store, find out if that individual store tests so you are prepared. If you want to be prepared for success no matter what, lay off the weed for a week, drink plenty of fluids, and brush your teeth often. Using hydrogen peroxide when brushing is helpful too.

Good luck with your Kroger job search!

Jake Hansen


Jake is a marijuana advocate and voice of the people who are for the legalization of marijuana. As the webmaster, all views, opinions, and reviews on this website are based on his personal experiences. He hopes to educate people as well as help them find the best methods to pass drug tests.