An illegal fungicide was found in orange juice by Coca-Cola Co. The contamination is the result of Brazilian growers spaying the banned substance on fruit trees. The beverage manufacturer declined to say what brands were affected, but both Simply Orange and Minute Maid brands contain fruit from Brazil.
Earlier this week, the FDA said that an undisclosed juice company found traces of the fungicide in both its own products and those of competitors. The contaminated drinks are already for sale in stores, but that the levels found are not dangerous. The FDA will continue to test all juice products coming from Brazil and will make further decisions once they have obtained more data.
When the Biggest Loser Couples began its season, Mark Kruger was pinned as the campus bully. He was tough, competitive and took no guff from anyone, including his teammate brother or the show’s host. Orange team’s Jackie became an immediate adversary and it wasn’t until she was eliminated that we started to see that Mark could be a nice guy. His return to Biggest Loser campus in Week 11, following his own elimination, has introduced a completely different competitor, and one that fans are falling for.
Name Mark Kruger
Starting Weight 285 lb.
Week 12 Weight 185 lb.
Hometown Dartmouth, MA
Occupation Aerial Devise Sales Rep
Biggest Loser Couples teammate Jay
Original Team Color Black
Alliances Jay is more than Mark’s younger brother, he’s the best friend he has on campus. Mark would bend over backward to protect Jay and keep from leaving campus. With the return of Ali, she could very quickly become one of his number one allies.
Mark-isms Saying ‘Mark’ with a hard-r sound seems out of place. His thick Boston accent lends itself more to a “Mahhhk.” He’s head-over-heels in love with his wife and children and sees being on Biggest Loser as an opportunity to live a healthier life for them.
Our Favorite Moment(s)
– Reacting to host Alison’s dramatic challenge play-by-play, telling her “this isn’t a soap opera”
– His return to campus after elimination
– He’s five pounds away from matching Bob Harper’s weight
Other spellings: Marc, Marck, Biggest Loser Marc, Marc Biggest Loser, Biggest Loser Black Team