The news comes after we revealed an investigation was in progress
Last week TV Blackbox reported the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) was investigating celebrity chef Pete Evans over a series of advertising breaches.
Today the TGA confirmed our reporting with a statement on its website advising Evans has been fined a total of $79,920 for alleged unlawful advertising.
It’s not the first time Evans has faced the wrath of the TGA. In April last year his company was issued two fines totalling $25,200 over the promotion of a ‘BioCharger’ device, which Evans was selling for $15,000 and he claimed the device could be used in relation to the “Wuhan Coronavirus”.
As we reported last week our inside sources revealed the new investigation was not related to COVID-19 products, “but other therapeutic items he has been but shouldn’t be advertising”.
The new fines were issued for the alleged advertising of static magnet products and hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers that contained statements that implied the products were endorsed by a health professional.
Evans did not respond to requests for comments about the investigation when contacted by TV Blackbox last week.