You’re about to tuck into your takeaway when a spring roll falls onto the floor. “Oh no!” you cry, “I only have 5 seconds to pick it up before it’s germ-ified!”. Yes, it’s the infamous 5 second rule, the rule we loved as children and many of us still sneakily use as adults to avoid the social shaming of eating food off the floor. But how safe is it really? Let us take you through the timeline of how the 5 second food rule really* works.
Or should we stop worrying and start loving floor food?
Source: Just Eat