- dry toast, pasta, biscuit, and sticky sweet bun
- carpet, laminate, tile
The students also surveyed people about their use of the 5 second rule - 87% said they have or would eat food dropped on the floor. You are not alone.In the interest of full disclosure, a study at Clemson University in 2007 found the transfer of Salmonella (another nasty germ) to bologna and bread was instantaneous. It could be the type of germ. It could be the fat and protein content of the tested food. It could be just how dirty that floor was to begin with - compare a city sidewalk to your mom's kitchen floor that was so clean you could eat off of it (we used to say).
So, what's the bottom line? Wash your hands! That is the best thing you can do to prevent food borne illness.