Friday, June 10, 2011

Five Second Rule

One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. 
 ~Luciano Pavarotti

Almost everyone has dropped some food on the floor and still wanted to eat it. If someone saw you drop it, he or she might have yelled, “Five second rule!” This so-called rule says food is OK to eat if you pick it up in five seconds or less.
Believe it or not, scientists have tested the rule. We’re sorry to report it’s not necessarily true. Bacteria can attach itself to your food even if you pick it up super-fast. But will your dropped food contain enough bacteria to make you sick? It’s possible — and that’s why you shouldn’t eat food that has hit the floor.
Here’s what you need to know about the five second rule:

A clean-looking floor isn’t necessarily clean.
Fast may not be fast enough.
Bacteria can attach to your food as soon as it hits the floor.

When in doubt, toss it out.

So what are you to do with that delicious piece of whatever that just slipped from your grip? The safest choice is to throw it out. Or give it to your lil sister:) ( come on....just kidding!)

So as you can see, I'm quilting, not cooking this week! LOL Man I need a Costco run! Okay, and a housekeeper. Chit. I have a mess and here I sit! 
TGIF you peoples, LYG!
PS: TY Blim!

1 comment:

Rian said...

Depends. I dropped some onions on the floor yesterday and picked them up, but they were going in the pan to be cooked.

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