Five-Second Rule Has Plenty of Bugs, Says Expert

Curated News:

By Timberlake Dental curated from Science Daily


“The hot dog that rolls off the plate, the baby’s cookie that falls on the floor, the candy bar that slides across the table — conventional wisdom has that you have five seconds to pick it up before it is contaminated…”

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The “5 second rule” we’ve followed for dropped food items, according to this article, is flawed.  In other words, if you can pick it up within 5 minutes it isn’t necessarily safe to eat. As with most “rules” of this sort, there are some shades of grey to the situation.  This is an nteresting article – and well worth your time if you have a toddler at home!