Lucky Key Chinese & Fuji Ya Japanese Restaurant in Tucker caters to diners who can’t make up their mind between stir fry or hibachi. Split dining and separate kitchens allow customers to have either cuisine.
But in such a large facility it can be difficult to ensure all food safety procedures are in order. Lucky Key & Fuji Ya was recently given a failing score of 60/U on a routine health inspection.
“The restaurant is so big — we have three kitchens — it’s very hard sometimes,” said manager Lili Wang. “We always have a good score, I don’t know what happened this time.”
The restaurant’s last two health scores were in the low 90s. However, problems with food temperatures and storage brought the score down on this inspection.
In the hibachi kitchen, raw eggs were stored above uncovered prepped produce. The DeKalb County inspector noted that the produce must be covered to protect against contamination.
Various coolers in the hibachi kitchen were not keeping foods cold enough. A garlic oil mixture was discarded and other items were placed on an ice bath, according to the report.
Hot foods in the main kitchen fry basket were also out of temperature range, and there no time controls or documentation showing how long. A pound of sweet and sour chicken was discarded.
Points were also taken off because employees were handling ready-to-eat cut lettuce and rice noodles with bare hands.
Lucky Key & Fuji Ya will be re-inspected in the next 10 days.
“We’re ready every day (for the inspection),” said Wang. “Every day we try to do our best.”
Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.
– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog
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