Picking food up off the floor

@millie02 (6908)
United Kingdom
April 1, 2016 5:50am CST
It has been said that the majority of people would eat something that they had dropped on the floor if it had not been on the floor for more than 5 seconds. But I disagree with this because I personally would never eat anything that had been dropped on the floor. If I drop any food on the floor I throw it away. Would you eat something that had been dropped on the floor?
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@DaintyD (1103)
1 Apr 16
I also despose of anythinh that's been dropped into the floor, and to be that 5 second rule in noncace. Who knows what's been in that floor, what germs we have dragged in on the soles of our shoes, or what reaction we could have to the chemicals used to clean the floor.
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@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
1 Apr 16
Even a clean floor could be dangerous for food if chemicals have been use to clean it. Sometimes I worry more about chemicals than I do about germs.
@DaintyD (1103)
1 Apr 16
@millie02 I know, I can never get over these people who say ' it's okay I just cleaned it' ....
@LadyDuck (152670)
• Switzerland
1 Apr 16
No, I would not eat food that hit the floor.
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@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
5 Apr 16
Probably best not to.
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@Shavkat (60453)
• Philippines
1 Apr 16
I think it is not hygienic. It would be better to throw it away.
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@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
5 Apr 16
I think so too, you never know what has been on the floor do you.
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@rakski (12107)
• Philippines
1 Apr 16
that is what they usually say, you can still it eat within the 5 seconds on the floor. But you should not.
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@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
2 Apr 16
I don`t think you should either.
@Marcyaz (35693)
• United States
1 Apr 16
No way would I eat anything that had been dropped on the floor even if it was only there for a second.
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@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
2 Apr 16
I always pick food up and throw it away if it has been on the floor.
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@Marcyaz (35693)
• United States
2 Apr 16
@millie02 I would hate to think of anyone eating food off of the floor.
@Ronrybs (7301)
• London, England
1 Apr 16
Depends, if it was the last choccie bisuit I think I woudl!
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@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
2 Apr 16
Go on, open another packet instead.
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@Ronrybs (7301)
• London, England
2 Apr 16
@millie02 Do that as well!
• United States
1 Apr 16
Any food dropped on our floor is eaten by the dog!
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@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
2 Apr 16
That is a good thing about having a dog.