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Feel good about
the meat you eat.


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Learn how to #MakeItGAP


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Learn about G.A.P. certification


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Global Animal Partnership is one of the largest animal welfare food labeling programs in North America.

We believe that meaningful label claims, validated by third-party farm audits, are key to influencing the industry, raising consumer expectations, and creating long-lasting change.


Animals G.A.P. Certified


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Outlets Carrying G.A.P. Certified Products


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Our Label

Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 1
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Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 5+

G.A.P.’s Animal Welfare Certified food labeling program also means that animals are raised without the use of antibiotics, added hormones, or animal by-products. The higher the number, the more the animal’s environment mimics its natural environment.

From Farm to Fork,
the label you can trust.

Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 1

Our Scope

We work with many partners to link G.A.P. certified supply with consumer demand.

Global Animal Partnership: Farms & Ranches
We work with farms to implement our G.A.P. standards.
Global Animal Partnership: Retailers
These partners carry and market G.A.P. certified meat, eggs, and other licensed products in their stores.
Global Animal Partnership: Manufacturers & Processing Plants
Processors have to be certified to package G.A.P. ingredients for bulk or retail purchase.
Global Animal Partnership: Food Service
These establishments support G.A.P.’s mission by using G.A.P. certified ingredients in their menu offerings.
Global Animal Partnership: Products & Brands
Through our Labeled Product Authorization (LPA) program, brands use G.A.P. certified products and label their product with our seal.
Global Animal Partnership: Corporate Partners
As G.A.P. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, our corporate partners support our program through monetary donations.

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Next up in our 12 Days of G.A.P. Gifting is longtime
Animal Welfare Certified pork partner @ranchollanoseco! Send someone on your shopping list a Llano Seco family box, taco meat sampler, or breakfast box and the good folks at Llano Seco will ship it directly to their door. Llano Seco also offers gift cards if you're undecided. Just don't delay, order one of these yummy boxes today and #MakeitGAP!

Shop here >>>> https://llanoseco.com/collections/mixed-boxes
(link in bio)

#pork #foodgifts #foodlover #holidayshopping #holidaygiftideas #farmanimalwelfare #porktacos #bacon #baconlover

It's the holiday season! So hoop-de-doo and dickery dock... ok, ok, we'll stop singing, but only for a minute, to announce our 12 Days of G.A.P. Gifting!! Each day, we'll be highlighting a G.A.P. partner selling Animal Welfare Certified food boxes and gifts just in time for your holiday shopping. If you can't be together with loved ones, you can still treat them from afar. Thanks for helping us #MakeitGAP for the holidays!

First up is Classic Sheepskins! Based in New Zealand, this innovative partner sources sheepskins from G.A.P. sheep ranches across NZ and turns them into beautiful products like the rug you see here. They also sell gorgeous sheepskin slippers!

Shop now at >>>>>> https://www.classicsheepskins.us/
(link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #sheepskinrug #sheepskin #holidaygiftideas #holidayshopping

Starting to think about a special meal you might serve for the holidays? We've got you covered. Check out this delicious recipe for Beef Tenderloin with mushrooms and cream sauce. Yummmmm.

Get the recipe here (link in bio) >>>>

#MakeitGAP #beef #beefrecipes #holidayrecipes

#GivingTuesday is tomorrow. We hope you'll consider supporting G.A.P. this year. Your donations help us expand our program scope so that we can onboard more farmers and brands and impact the lives of more farm animals. Thank you in advance for your support. #MakeitGAP #donate ...

Looking for a new twist on your traditional leftover turkey sandwich? Check out this yummy alternative we found made with brie and cranberry sauce and GRILLED! Yes, please. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Get the recipe here (link in bio)>>>>>>>>>

#MakeitGAP #turkey #thanksgivingleftovers #grilled cheese

We've learned one big lesson from the pandemic. In this uncertain time, it's not about striving to attain the things you want; it's about appreciating the things you have. We are thankful for a lot of things but, most importantly, we are grateful for our partners, our followers, and our team who help us realize our mission everyday.

We hope you have a safe Thanksgiving celebrating and appreciating all of the important things in your life. Make it a special one. #MakeitGAP #thanksgiving #thankful #givethanks

Each year during Thanksgiving week we give thanks to our partners whose hard work and commitment to their animals, their land, and their businesses help make our organization possible. We wouldn't exist without them and we also couldn't continue to operate without the help of donations from fans and followers like you.

#GivingTuesday is next Tuesday, December 1st. We hope you'll consider adding us to your list of worthy organizations to support. We sincerely appreciate your generosity. #MakeitGAP #donate

We have WINNERS! Congratulations to Blake C. from North Carolina, Jennifer M. from Arizona, and Julie H. from Idaho - you are our G.A.P. Home for the Holidays Giveaway winners! Thanks to everyone who entered and followed us. We appreciate your support! #MakeitGAP ...

T-minus 7 days to Thanksgiving! Don't forget to check out our G.A.P. Thanksgiving Guide to help you get ready. Who's opting for a virtual meal or happy hour with family from afar this year? Whatever you do, we hope it's special.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/thanksgiving-guide (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #thanksgiving #thanksgiving2020 #thanksgivingrecipes

A heartfelt thank you to all of our veteran farmers who work so hard and have sacrificed so much for our country. We appreciate your dedication and service. Today we salute you and all who have served. Happy Veterans Day!
#veteranfarmers #veteransday #MakeitGAP

It's National Bison Day! Did you know G.A.P. has animal welfare standards for bison? Stay tuned for some exciting announcements we will be sharing in the coming weeks! #MakeitGAP #bison #cleaneating #bisonofinstagram (Link in bio) ...

Our next G.A.P. Feline Superhero is Kevin, aka "The Kev". Kevin is a Lynx Point Siamese, and falls squarely into the G.A.P. Cat Team's heavyweight category at a svelte 16.5 lbs. This 6 year-old is well-traveled and friendly, making friends with all wildlife he encounters - snakes, lizards, opossums, other cats in the 'hood, you name it. He has also "driven" across country twice thanks to his cool cat parents Gabbi and Nik. Keep on keepin' on, Kev.

#MakeitGAP #nationalcatweek #catsofinstagram #thekev

Our next G.A.P. Kitty Supermodel is Bella. She is 8 months old and team member Pam's pride-and-joy. Bella is curious, active, and somewhat of a contortionist judging by the places she squeezes into. Her favorite place is on the top bunk on her kitty condo - the penthouse, of course!

Don't forget you can #MakeitGAP for your pet too by supporting our G.A.P. pet brand partners! (link in bio) Happy National Cat Week!
@halopets @openfarmpet @tenderandtruepet

#catsofinstagram #nationalcatweek #catfood

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