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Why You Should NEVER Pour Cooking Grease Down The Drain [WATCH]

We’ve all had that that momentary lapse in judgment when it comes to cooking grease. Sure it’s easy to dump your extra fat and oil down the drain after frying up a bountiful platter of bacon strips. However, there’s DEFINITELY a reason you’re supposed to properly dispose of your grease rather than simply flush it down your kitchen sink.

Tech Insider created this informative short showing you the repercussions of such an act. It goes much deeper than clogged pipes, which was our immediate thought.

You see, not only can bacon grease clog your pipes, but it also ends up in the sewers where it combines with other fats dumped from other kitchen sinks. These are called “Fat Bergs” and have the potential to completely clog a sewer, leading to sewage seeping through your sink.

Fat Bergs are incredibly time-consuming to remove, and could take weeks depending on the size. They also pretty much freeze human waste and sewage in place.

All these disgusting complications can be avoided by simply pouring your excess grease into a container to solidify and throwing it in the garbage, or taking it to a waste disposal site. Check out the video to see an in-depth look at the repercussions of pouring grease and fat down the sink.

If you need other ways to properly dispose of cooking oil and grease, we got you.

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Kraft Recalls 36,000 Cases Of Cheese Product After Plastic Choking Incidents

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The Kraft Heinz Company announced that it’s recalling 36,000 cases of Kraft Singles, Consumerist reports. Turns out, the plastic wrap that separates each individual slices is a choking hazard.

In a press release, the company stated, “A thin strip of the individual packaging film may remain adhered to the slice after the wrapper has been removed. If the film sticks to the slice and is not removed, it could potentially cause a choking hazard.”

There have been three reports of people choking on the plastic and ten overall complaints about the packaging.

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The main products of the recall are the 3-pound and 4-pound sizes of Kraft Singles American and White American pasteurized prepared cheese product. They feature a ‘Best When Used By’ date of Dec. 29, 2015.

Consumers are advised to return the item to the store if they purchased the recalled cheese product. There, they can exchange it or receive a full refund. Folks in the US and Puerto Rico can also contact Kraft Consumer Relations at 1-800-432-3101 on Monday through Friday at 9am to 6pm for a full refund.

Kraft also apologizes for disappointing consumers with its packaging.