THE two owners of a St Ives pizza business face a court bill for more than £6,000 after they ignored food safety officers’ advice for nearly a year.
Vesuvio Pizza, in The Broadway, is still in operation, but only because it is being run by a manager.
Both Emre Karahan and Mr Ibrahim Karagoz were banned from operating any food business, and each was fined £2,000 after admitting food hygiene and health and safety offences and ordered to pay £1,000 prosecution costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
Karahan pleaded guilty to 12 food hygiene offences, including non-compliance with a hygiene improvement notice, and two health and safety offences. Karagoz pleaded guilty to 11 food hygiene offences and two health and safety offences.