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Is food dropped on the floor safe to eat?

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#31    markdohle

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:26 PM

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:36 PM

People, like me, that are avid hikers or campers, with a limited amount of food, just put it back on the fire. :D


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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:39 PM

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I firmly believe we've become too 'cleanliness - obssessed',

I agree.

As gross as it may seem to us, eating, for example, a tiny piece of hair isn't dangerous or anything.

One person mentioned they walk around the house in just bare feet... then said how that was gross and wouldn't eat anytihng off the floor then. Why are bare feet gross? Unless you don't bathe...

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:42 AM

I thought it was the 5 second rule.  I may be too slow for the 3 second rule.

I never eat anything once it has hit the floor.  What about at a restaurant?  Maybe you eat food you don't know has been on the floor. :yes:
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:19 AM

With the amount of homeless people scouring trash bins these days, picking up a dropped morsel from your OWN clean kitchen floor, probably isn't going to kill you. If these homeless ones who I've observed over the years are still walking around after all they've gathered from who knows where, I guess we'll easily survive the dropped morsel on the floor syndrome.

Should food become scarce in the near future (maybe much sooner than we think) these guys will have a better chance of surviving with the left overs than us.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:41 AM

Depends on the floor. My grandma's yes, mine, not so much.


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Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:00 AM

I always figured the acid in my stomach would kill anything from a short term drop. Or the parasites in my bowels would finish off anything too harsh for acid. If all else fails, there's the bugs up my ***.


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Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:48 PM

LOL. I for one can say that I most likely have as a baby and toddler but not as a child, teenager, or an adult pick food up off the floor. I find it to be gross.


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Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:33 PM

View PostEldorado, on 04 May 2012 - 05:20 PM, said:

Back on topic...

Depends on how dirty it looks once retrieved and how hungry you are, imo.
  Ha ha,I've just "liked" your previous post,where you catch food before it hits ?....I know that your money will Never hit the floor,in fact I would guess you have to have a "tin" opener to get it out of your pocket, no offence,just having a laugh.but you arent as mean as the yorkies who "look after thee brass lad" tighter than a fishes bum and thats watertight..cheers

Edited by spud the mackem, 05 May 2012 - 07:34 PM.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:02 AM

i happen to remember the 5 second rule


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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:13 PM

View Postspud the mackem, on 05 May 2012 - 07:33 PM, said:

Ha ha,I've just "liked" your previous post,where you catch food before it hits ?....I know that your money will Never hit the floor,in fact I would guess you have to have a "tin" opener to get it out of your pocket, no offence,just having a laugh.but you arent as mean as the yorkies who "look after thee brass lad" tighter than a fishes bum and thats watertight..cheers

I'm double-miserly. Scottish but my paternal Grandpa was from Leeds!  lol


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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:56 PM

Well, in my house it's more like the 2 second rule...anymore time than that lapses and one of my dogs will snarf it up.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:05 PM

View PostEldorado, on 06 May 2012 - 08:13 PM, said:

I'm double-miserly. Scottish but my paternal Grandpa was from Leeds!  lol
  Gawd help us !..You dont actually hoover up the crumbs and recycle them ? No thats too much..you have a thin dog because nothing ever gets to the floor.!!..I had a few Scots mates,and they appeared in the pub,they insisted on buying the first round,then another would come in and insist on getting a round,so by the time your round came along you were paying for about 6 rounds,very canny lads,but we got on great...Its your roond the noo,Jimmy...ha ha

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 01:56 PM

I usually rinse it off with cold county tap water...it has so much chlorine in it, probably kills every germ and virus. My dog and cats usually slurp up everything else.






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