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Five or ten second rule? Aussie Professor says we could go up to 20 without concern

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Is it the five second or ten second rule? Dropping food on the floor is often a concern for some. 

Cheryl Jones, president of the Australasian Society for Infectious Disease has told 3AW’s Justin and Kate it could be much more than that. 

‘In terms of how we get infections from food, dropping it on the floor isn’t really the major way,’ Professor Jones said on 3AW Breakfast.

‘The way we get infections from food is by not cooking it properly, particularly meat products…

‘For me, I’ve not been one to worry about dropping it on the floor, I’d go up to 20 seconds!’

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