Does the ‘five-second rule’ about dropping food really exist?

It is a common dilemma for parents at mealtimes. If your child drops some food on the floor, should you ever pick it up and give it back to them?

Many parents invoke the “five-second rule” when deciding what to do: the perception that, if the food has only been on the ground for a matter of seconds, then it is unlikely to have been badly contaminated with germs….

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21945313

Ahh , but what about the 3 Second Rule? 😉

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