WTFCF s4, e11 Sneak Peek: No Such Thing As The 5sec Rule

You’ve probably heard that if you drop food it’s still clean and edible as long as you pick it up within 5 seconds. Sorry, not true!

You’ve heard it your whole life — if you drop food, it’s still clean and edible as long as you pick it up within 5 seconds.

ACK! Nope, not true. Not even remotely, as we found out at the University of Georgia Center for Food Safety, which is part of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences — Ag Dawgs, they call ‘em.

People have no idea the lengths the ag industry goes to doing the best possible job of keeping food safe — and that happens across the supply chain. Despite what you’d think from the headlines, most foodborne illnesses are our own fault.

And that all starts here in the lab.

Catch “Where The Food Comes” From every Friday at 9:30 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 a.m. EST on RFD-TV and on demand at RFD-TV Now!

Check out more at WhereTheFoodComesFrom.com!

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