The owners of a Cornish takeaway have been told to pay £80,000 after admitting multiple health and safety offences.
Kowser Ahmed Ali and Dada Spice Ltd, the defendants, pleaded guilty to offences relating to the Food Safety Act and Health and Safety at Work Act.
A £40,000 fine was issued, as well as £10,000 in costs to Dada Spice Ltd - and a £20,000 fine to Mr Ali with £10,000 in costs.
Councillor Rob Nolan, from Cornwall Council, said: "These are very serious offences that could have put members of the public at risk.
"Cornwall Council takes these issues very seriously and worked with the business to put procedures in place.
In November 2018, a trading standards officer ordered a lamb tikka masala from the restaurant and asked for the dish to be milk-free.
A sample of the meal was sent for testing and enough traces of milk were detected to cause an allergic reaction.
The officer was served by the chef who admitted he had added yogurt to the dish.
Following the test purchase, Cornwall Council’s trading standards and food safety teams issued the owner with advice but this was not followed.
An improvement notice was subsequently issued ordering the restaurant to provide up-to-date and accurate allergen information, which was also ignored.
In July 2019, Cornwall Council’s health and safety team visited the premises and found Mr Ali operating a faulty gas oven.
Officers also found the restaurant's electrical wiring system had not been inspected by a suitably qualified electrical engineer.
Prohibition notices were served but these were not complied with.