The Therapeutic Goods Administration has charged former celebrity chef and notorious conspiracy theorist Pete Evans a total of $79,920 in infringement notices.
He was charged through his company, Peter Evans Chef Pty Ltd, over a number of his products, including two oral medicines, hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers, static magnet products and something called a ‘BioCharger’, which Evans has previously claimed could help cure coronavirus.
Evans was issued with infringement notices worth $25,200 last year over the BioCharger, which he plugged during a Facebook Livestream.
He has been fined because the products were not included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods when they were advertised – a legal requirement for any medical devices or medicines advertised in Australia.
According to the TGA, fines were also issued over the static magnet products and hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers, which contained statements implying the products were endorsed by health professionals.
Evans was removed from social media platforms like Facebook earlier this year after he spread COVID-19 misinformation. He also had his podcast removed from Spotify, and received significant criticism when he posted a cartoon containing a neo-Nazi symbol on Twitter. Woolies, Coles and Target pulled his books off their shelves in response.
He was also axed from appearing on 10’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
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