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5-Second Rule: An Actual Scientific Thing

“Not surprisingly, the longer the food was allowed commune with the floor, the more bacteria it accumulated. And the surfaces differed in how likely they were to transfer the bacteria, with carpeting being the least likely, and tiled surfaces and laminate the most likely. “We have found evidence that transfer from indoor flooring surfaces is incredibly poor with carpet actually posing the lowest risk of bacterial transfer onto dropped food,” said Hilton in a news release.”

You can read the rest at Forbes.


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16 March 2014 Food One Comment

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  • Tom says:

    I can’t imagine a scenario where I would not eat a raw steak after dropping it. It’s gonna get cooked anyway.
    “God made dirt, dirt can’t hurt!”

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