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.

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