Turns Out, The Five-Second Rule For Dropped Food is a Total Myth


85694880 Photo: Getty

Most of us have grown up with the belief that eating food that’s accidentally been dropped on the ground isn’t so bad—as long as you manage to pick it up before a certain amount of time has passed. Well, we’re here to tell you that the storied “five-second rule” is a total myth.

MORE: 8 Mind-Blowing Brunch Ideas From Instagram—and How to Make Them Yourself

According to food safety experts, you might want to think twice about eating anything off of the floor, even if it’s touched the ground for a mere moment. Australian food expert Rachel Williams told The Daily Mail: ‘There’s no such things as a ‘five-second rule ‘… It’s a myth, we definitely do not recommend it.”

Still, it’s important to note that certain foods that have dropped on the floor remain safer to eat than others. “It all comes down to bacteria,” she said. Because bacteria depends…

View original post 122 more words


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s