COSTCO sells Halal Lamb
Staff Writer, August 8, 2008

From: Marybeth Laleman [mailto:marybeth@ nzlamb.
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 3:13 PM
To: 'Dr. Kavakci'; info.usa@australian
Subject: RE: Zabiha / Halal / Islamic Law Rules

Thank you for your inquiry.

I can confirm that all of the lamb supplied to Costco Wholesale by the
Australian Lamb Company, Inc is sourced from halal slaughtered animals. The
lambs are handled in a humane manner, are presented towards Mecca as a prayer
is recited by a Muslim slaughter man who ensures only a single cut with a
very sharp knife is needed. Subsequently, the product is certified halal.

The master cartons that Costco receives do have a Muslim Kill legend on
them. The individual packages do not carry the mark yet, but they will in
the future.

You can consume these products with confidence. Please let your friends and
family know that our lamb products meet the needs of the Muslim community.

Thank you very much for your patronage!

Marybeth Laleman
Australian Lamb Company, Inc.

Australian Lamb Company, Halal Slaughter