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By Nancy Gossard
Wellness Editor 

Know These Food Safety Basics


Last updated 3/7/2019 at 6:30pm

There are some basics that are good for everyone to know and follow. Getting sick unnecessarily isn't worth the risk.

Food fight trivia: Some of us growing up followed the 5-second rule for food that was dropped on the floor. That was the belief that food that had only been on the floor for five seconds was safe to eat.

The Journal of Applied and Environmental Microbiology reported that the longer the food was in contact with a germy surface, the more contaminated it became. Anything that fell on a contaminated surface itself became contaminated, no matter how long it was left there....

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