Does "Five Second Rule" Prevent Bacteria Coating Food on Floor?

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    Sep 19, 2016 2:00 PM GMT
    NYT: Researchers concluded that no matter how fast you pick up food that falls on the floor, you will pick up bacteria with it.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/20/science/five-second-rule.html?
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    Sep 19, 2016 3:31 PM GMT
    5 seconds; only for small children, irish setters and other floor based piranha. In my household the floor impact site is cleaned and the food is gone after 4.99 seconds.
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    Sep 19, 2016 4:11 PM GMT
    Wait.....people have been waiting for a study to tell them this? I'm scared of people.
  • Destinharbor

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    Sep 19, 2016 5:04 PM GMT
    pellaz said5 seconds; only for children and irish setters.

    And Julia Child? lol. In her defense, it was an uncooked chicken. I'm sure a quick rinse and 350 cook would deal with bacteria critters. And my Irish won't eat anything that falls on the floor. If I drop something I'm handing him, he waits for me to pick it up and re-present it. Even an ice cube.
  • glucils

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    Sep 19, 2016 8:14 PM GMT
    I only have a 3 second rule and depends which floor icon_redface.gif
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    Sep 20, 2016 12:45 AM GMT
    I have an instant contact rule. If food hits the floor it's no longer edible. No washing will correct that.

    Heck, when I go into restaurants and if I drop a knife or fork on the floor they insist on replacing it with new, and removing the dropped one.

    Why do they do that? Stainless steel is a lot less porous and absorbent than food. So if I drop a piece of steak on the floor, and pick it up immediately, it's safe to eat, right? Then YOU eat it. I won't.

    Bacteria are transferred on contact. They don't require seconds or any arbitrary time period. And the floor is a pretty dirty place in any restaurant regarding bacteria. As well as likely in your own home.

    Floors would need to be sanitized constantly, like for a hospital operating room. Do you do that at home, or know a restaurant that does? With all the floor traffic they have with customers & staff?
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    Sep 20, 2016 1:07 AM GMT
    Slow news day for the times?

    NO SHIT!
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    Sep 20, 2016 1:56 AM GMT
    2BFree said
    Slow news day for the times?

    NO SHIT!

    Sorry it wasn't a piece you could make pro-Trump and anti-Hillary. Food health is a topic that kinda naturally fits into a Gay Health and Fitness site. Discussing a scenario that a lot of us encounter in our own kitchens, or sometimes in restaurants we use.

    I'm sure we'll all try to avoid this Food & Recipes forum in the future, and remain focused only on Republican politics, the main reason for your being here. Wouldn't want to upset you further. icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 21, 2016 4:34 AM GMT
    Duh. Assume it was some student project that some reporter tried to make a story out of.

    The correct rule is, if you're going to eat and/or cook it immediately, it doesn't matter. If you're going to store it, it should either be re-sanitized, if it's something with an intact surface, or thrown out, if it's already been chopped open.
  • Dynamo_spark

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    Sep 21, 2016 8:05 AM GMT
    glucils saidI only have a 3 second rule and depends which floor icon_redface.gif
    I agree
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    Sep 23, 2016 6:35 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    2BFree said
    Slow news day for the times?

    NO SHIT!

    Sorry it wasn't a piece you could make pro-Trump and anti-Hillary. Food health is a topic that kinda naturally fits into a Gay Health and Fitness site. Discussing a scenario that a lot of us encounter in our own kitchens, or sometimes in restaurants we use.

    I'm sure we'll all try to avoid this Food & Recipes forum in the future, and remain focused only on Republican politics, the main reason for your being here. Wouldn't want to upset you further. icon_razz.gif



    Deco, your're a retard!

    You and your libtards are far more concerned about Trump than I am. I really don't care. HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO SAY IT???
    Also, you and your butt buddy-daddy-hussby wannabe----> live, in my view, a very poor and unhealthy lifestyle. You confess far to much!!
    I see more gays living shitty all the time and probably eating some dried cat food would be the healthiest thing they could do!
    Please stop acting like a creepy old TROLL!!
    Maybe you could post normal for a change?

    A concerned RJ Citizen!! LOL
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    Sep 24, 2016 12:13 AM GMT
    I have eaten some very unsanitary food all over the world, including my kitchen floor.
    I NEVER GET SICK.
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    Sep 25, 2016 3:31 PM GMT
    the most interesting diseases are communicable and involve another human in the chain not just the kitchen floor.
    symptoms typically take 8-10 days to show up so likely you never will know the source.