March 23 (Bloomberg) -- Wynn Macau Ltd., the unit of the casino company founded by billionaire Steven Wynn, and Lan Kwai Fong Holdings Ltd. stopped buying ingredients from Japan for their Japanese restaurants on concern of radiation leaks.
“It is the prudent thing to do and we hope it’s only temporary,” Allan Zeman, chairman of Lan Kwai Fong and vice chairman of Wynn Macau, said in an interview by phone today. “Until the situation in Japan clarifies, it’s better to import from other areas.”
Japan’s March 11 record earthquake and the tsunami unleashed after crippled the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, spurring hotels and restaurants worldwide to suspend food imports. Japan’s nuclear-safety agency said the nation will limit distribution of vegetables and milk after samples from the area near the plant were found to have higher-than-normal radiation levels.
Lan Kwai Fong, developer of Hong Kong’s iconic stretch of bars and restaurants, runs two Japanese restaurants, Tokio Joe and Kyoto Joe. Wynn Macau runs the Okada restaurant.
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