DECATUR — The Macon County Health Department closed down Fuji Japanese Steakhouse following an inspection on Friday. A notice of closure was placed on the door of the restaurant.
The restaurant, 4292 Prospect Drive on Decatur's north side, was closed Saturday (today) and will be closed today (Sunday) as well, according to an employee at the restaurant who answered the phone. The restaurant did not wish to further comment.
An Nov. 12 invoice was taped to the door of the restaurant from the pest elimination company Ecolab. It shows cockroach/rodent and large fly elimination programs were performed. It also noted "yes" to "Sanitation issues that could cause pest problems," but that no pest activity was found at the time of the service.
According to the Macon County Food Sanitation Ordinance, a score of 84 or below requires a re-inspection within 30 days. A score of 60 or below is automatic closure.
The Herald & Review has filed a request for the health inspection records of the restaurant under the Freedom of Information Act for more information. Macon County Health Department officials were unavailable for comment Saturday because the office was closed.