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You've probably heard of the five-second rule, but what if a fly lands on your food? Is there some kind of...five-fly rule? Are flies a food safety hazard, or can you still enjoy that slice of watermelon?

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https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/housefly-eating-condensed-milk-stock-footage/1308171393?adppopup=true
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/housefly-eating-sweet-food-stock-footage/1201948997?adppopup=true
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