Did You Know? Fun FactsYou dropped food…the 5-second rule counts, right?You just brought dinner out to the table. Within 3 seconds, your kid drops a few of her Tater Tots on the floor. Do you toss them out, or yell “5 Second Rule!!!!” and put it back on her plate?According to Forbes Magazine, “new research out of Aston University in the U.K. finds that there may be some truth to the old wives’ tale, often called the “five second rule,” which suggests that it’s OK to pick up dropped food as long as it’s within a five-second limit.”This study is based on the fact that the longer the food sits on the floor, the more bacteria it accumulates. This seems obvious to me...food sitting on the floor for a week is definitely going to be more bacteria-laden than food that was just dropped there. Of course, and you likely know this already, the moister the food is, the more likely bacteria is going to stick to it…and pet fur as well!Interestingly, part of this research also confirmed that 87 percent of people, whether a myth or not, are happy to consume food dropped on the ground. “Happy?” Hmmmm....That all being said, while you’re probably (and I can’t promise this, so don’t hold me to it) not going to die after picking up a dropped potato chip and eating it, I would say it’s never a good idea to be eating food off the floor…even if it has only been there for 5 seconds. Better to forego that chip, and grab another one out of the bag.By the way, if you didn’t wash your hands before you reached into that bag in the first place...well, that’s a story for another day.
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