TGA confirms TV Blackbox exclusive: Pete Evans fined $80k for breaches


The news comes after we revealed an investigation was in progress

Pete Evans was fined a total of $25,200 over COVID-19 therapeutic claims

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.

Robert McKnight
"Leading TV commentator" - The Daily Telegraph | "Known for his impeccable sources in the TV industry" - The Daily Mail | "Always first with the correct info" - Beau Ryan | Robert McKnight is a highly regarded Australian Television Producer having worked at SEVEN, NINE and TEN during his 25 years in the industry. Publicly he is most well-known for creating and producing STUDIO 10 but has worked on SUNRISE, THE MORNING SHOW plus other prime time productions in addition to creating award-winning news campaigns for both 7NEWS and 9NEWS. Currently, Rob is the host and producer of the TV BLACKBOX, MCKNIGHT TONIGHT and MONSTERS WHO MURDER podcasts plus host & executive producer of the video streaming show THE ANJ, ROB & ROBBO SHOW.



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