11 Dec 2018

Food myths and the five second rule

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:10 pm on 11 December 2018

There are two kinds of people; those who follow the 5 second rule when food drops to the floor and those who don't.  Which one is more likely to get sick?  Professors of food science at Clemson University Paul Dawson and Brian Sheldon  separate fact from fiction when it comes to food safety.  

They set the record straight on what they have found in their labs about sharing a bucket of popcorn in a movie theater to the germs spread by blowing out birthday candles. 

Their new books is called Did You Just Eat That?: Two Scientists Explore Double-Dipping, the Five-Second Rule, and other Food Myths in the Lab

We speak with Dr Paul Dawson.

the 5 second rule

the 5 second rule Photo: wikipedia

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