New research suggests you should stop washing your chicken because it’s ineffective at killing germs.

FOX News Radio’s Bill Vitka reports:

Call it the great chicken debate. Whether or not to wash your raw chicken. 

On one side is Julia Child and Martha Stewart. They say wash it. But research at Drexel University says washing is only not effective at killing germs, but  can actually spread them. When you rinse the bacteria splatters. Salmonella can ride that spray two to three feet, widening the risk of getting sick. The U.S. D.A. has been saying much the same for years: stop washing. The best thing to do is to cook it properly, because it’s high temperature that kills bacteria, including salmonella.

Bill Vitka, FOX News Radio.