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A new way to think about the 5-second rule

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Today is apparently Dropped Food Day, with two articles coming out about dropped food safety and ethics. This entry from the LA Times has a pretty funny flow chart for making a decision on whether to eat a dropped piece of food and it references a recent study into the actual biology of the 5-second rule. The study, surprisingly, refutes this (http://www.microbeworld.org/index.php?option=com_jlibrary&view=article&id=2584) article posted earlier today.
 
 

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