This rule states that food dropped to the ground is still safe to eat if you can pick it up within 5 seconds.
“A dropped item is immediately contaminated and can’t really be sanitized,” says Jorge Parada, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA, medical director of the infection prevention and control program at Loyola University Health System. “When it comes to folklore, the ‘five-second rule’ should be replaced with ‘when in doubt, throw it out’.”What I like about this guy is that his new rule, 'when in doubt, throw it out,' rhymes.
But here's one point I wish to insert -
every carrot was once in the dirt.
But about that dirt we don't care at all,
even though it's a place where bacteria crawl.