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March 18, 2014 6:52 PM

5-second rule may work, but hand-washing is better

Time for a confession: In my own kitchen I usually follow the five-second rule. This is the long-held belief that if food drops on the floor and is picked up within five seconds it is safe to eat. If it is a cut fruit or veggie I’ll wash it, and it is a hard food like almonds I’ll brush it against something.

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About Sheah Rarback

Sheah Rarback


Sheah Rarback, a registered dietitian, is on the faculty of the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. She answers your questions about nutrition.

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