POPSUGAR Food Poll Poll: Do You Have a Five-Second Rule? Dropped Food: Do You Follow the Five-Second Rule? by Food 2/01/10 2 Shares Like us on Facebook Dropped food happens, even to the best of us. SFoodie has a humorous flowchart to help you make the big decision of whether or not to eat it. Reading the chart (and giggling over it) begs a further question: Do you have a five-second rule? Read More SFoodieDropped FoodFive Second RuleHygienePoll POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get inspired with our daily newsletter DIY Food Home Love and Sex Tech Vegetarian Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Reactions 4 years (some of)....my ...relatives.....and subsequently, my , grandchildren...who have, unfortunately ,accepted this fabrication as an absolute truth....and sadly, may continue to be open to the risk of serious infectious diseases..... suziryder 5 years *And it has to be in my house, tooooo* Gack I hate when I make the to/too mistake by typo. suziryder 5 years Yes, but it does depend on what it is and where it falls. If falls someplace that's not visibly dirty, and it's something hard like a cracker or an M&M... then yeah. I'll probably grab it back up real fast and pop it in my mouth. Hah! And it has to be in my house to. This rule does not apply in movie theaters, restaurants or even friends' houses. If it's something soft or sticky and not easily rinsed off then no way. But if it's something I can rinse off, like an apple slice, yes, I'll rinse the fuzz off and eat it. I don't like needlessly wasting food, and I've never gotten sick from doing this... Lyv 5 years Nope. I may spend the rest of the day giving myself grief about it if it was something delicious, but I'll never eat food from the floor. 5-second rule is so not a thing, you guys. Pampire 5 years Only if it's on my floor, anybody elses NO WAY! RoaringSilence 5 years I follow this chart: http://www.swiss-miss.com/2010/01/you-dropped-food-on-the-floor-do-you-eat-it.html Hee hee. But seriously... my own kitchen floor is always clean, so if it's something dry, yeah I pick it up again. NEVER if I'm preparing food for anyone else, though. ticamorena 5 years well, by the time whatever food product it is has reached my hand awaiting entry to my mouth, I would rather no know when, why, what or how long it has come into contact with other things or my ultimate fear - other people; so it falling on the floor is no big issue doogirl 5 years Yep I sure do! If it gets fuzzy or whatever, I'll just wash it off. I can't waste food. mlen 5 years depends on what and where! i have to say i'm more inclined to eat something if i drop it on my mother's floor- cause i know she's a stickler for cleanliness! Spectra 5 years I have no qualms about eating things that have fallen on the floor. It boosts your immune system...kids eat stuff off the floor all the time and it's not like they die or anything. You're actually healthier if you introduce stuff like that into your body so your body doesn't mount an immune response against itself and cause allergies. menthadict 5 years Not going to lie...I do menthadict 5 years Not going to lie...I do AmberHoney 5 years My floors are clean, so I'd eat it - depends on where it's dropped and what it is for all other places that I don't know what went before me. Germs don't scare me at all. This reminds me of the cutting board/chicken hands hoopla everyone makes. girlA 5 years No way! In fact, I was just reading in Prevention mag that once food hits the floor, contact with germs instantaneous--waiting even 2 seconds, it just continues t get germier. Yuck! tlsgirl 5 years Hells no. If it goes on the floor I don't care how long it's been there. But if I drop it on me, like medenginer said, I'll still eat it. medenginer 5 years If it's on the floor absolutely not. If it's on me, the bed, or the desk and doesn't appear questionable yes. Gdeeaz 5 years it really depends on what it is and where i dropped it. PrincessLtrain 5 years Oh totally...unless it comes up with anything attached. That's just nasty. fuzzles 5 years Nope. Not even for bacon. fuzzles 5 years Nope. Not even for bacon.