The '5 second rule' is a lie -- according to science
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NEW BRUNSWICK -- The oft-quoted "five-second rule," for the length of time where its safe to eat food that has dropped on the ground, turns out to be just wishful thinking, according to a recent study by Rutgers University. Donald Schaffner, professor and extension specialist in food science at Rutgers University, found that moisture, type of…