Dumped your dinner onto the floor? Not sure whether the "five second rule" is legit or simply an old wive's tale? Fear no more as some bod in a white coat has given us the green light to pick up the pieces and carry on eating.
Germ expert Professor Anthony Hilton, from Aston University, said that although retrieving these morsels can never be completely without risk, there is little to be concerned about if the food is only there momentarily.
Full story at TInd- I'm off to pick my pizza I dropped last night as I stumbled in post Chang.