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Feel good about
the meat you eat.

FOR SHOPPERS

For Shoppers
Learn how to #MakeItGAP

FOR PRODUCERS

For Producers
Learn about our GAP standards

FOR BUSINESSES

For Businesses
Learn about GAP certification

GET CERTIFIED

Get Certified
Let’s get started

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.

416

Animals GAP Certified

3800

Farms GAP Certified

5000

Outlets Carrying GAP Certified Products

1200

GAP Certified Products Available

Our Label

GAP Animal Welfare Certified Step 1
GAP Animal Welfare Certified Step 2
GAP Animal Welfare Certified Step 3
GAP Animal Welfare Certified Step 4
GAP Animal Welfare Certified Step 5
GAP Animal Welfare Certified Step 5+

GAP’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.

GAP Animal Welfare Certified Step 1

Our Scope

We work with many partners to link GAP certified supply with consumer demand.

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

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Partner Spotlight | @HunterCattle
Today we are happy to shine the spotlight on Hunter Cattle, one of our Pasture Raised (Step 4) cattle ranchers in Stilson, Georgia. Like many of our GAP farms, Hunter Cattle is truly a family affair, established by the Ferguson family nine years ago when they fell in love with a piece of property and decided it was the perfect place to put down roots and build their family.

Their GAP Certified cattle are raised outside in pasture throughout their entire lives, are never given antibiotics or growth hormones, and feed on grass in the pasture.

Hunter Cattle is proud to supply many local restaurants and are grateful for the community that supports them. They continually host agrotourism events and educational tours for schools, scout troops, churches and any group that wants to experience farm life. Thank you for supporting farm animal welfare! www.huntercattle.com #MakeItGAP #HunterCattle #agrotourism #farmlife #beefcattle #Georgiaagriculture #beeffarmer #farmer #knowyourfood #knowyourfarmer
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | GAP's Project Manager/Creative Support Director, Chrissy, shares one of her favorite side dishes for holiday entertaining -- chicken tater tot casserole.

Get this recipe that's full of flavorful chicken, tater tots, cheese and veggies here →→→ https://globalanimalpartnership.org/recipes or see the recipes link in our bio.

Stay tuned here as we'll be sharing more favorite holiday recipes from our team. #Recipes #HolidayRecipes #HolidayEntertaining #animalwelfare #humanelyraised #chicken #slowfood #appetizers #tatertot #casserole
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | We're sharing a new recipe for Bagel Lox Bites from Shannon, GAP's Aquaculture Welfare Specialist.

Shannon says this is her go-to recipe for entertaining guests. Get the recipe here →→→ https://globalanimalpartnership.org/lox-bites or see the recipes link in our bio.
Stay tuned here as we'll be sharing more favorite holiday recipes from our team across the next few months. #NationalSeafoodMonth #Recipes #bagel #lox #seafood #holidayrecipes #holidayentertaining #seafoodmonth #animalwelfare #humanelyraised
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | We're sharing a recipe for Brined Holiday Turkey from Anne, GAP's Executive Director, based in Canada.
Anne tells us she'll be celebrating this weekend (Thanksgiving in Canada is this Monday) with this recipe. Get the details at the recipes link in our bio, or visit this URL, →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/brined-holiday-turkey.

Stay tuned here as we'll be sharing more favorite holiday recipes from our team across the next few months. #recipes #CanadianThanksgiving #Thanksgiving #gather #feast #holidays #holidayentertaining #comfortfood #Autumn #Fall #celebrate #dinnerparty #brinedturkey #humanelyraised #animalwelfare #roastturkey #turkeyrecipes #meat
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | Food is the unifying force that brings us all together. So many of our family traditions and get togethers revolve around mealtime.

At Global Animal Partnership, we honor the land, the animals, and the farmers and ranchers who provide us with healthy foods that nourish our bodies and feed our souls. That’s why we have collected a series of recipes from our GAP team members to share with you. Some are family recipes, and some are adapted from cookbooks and websites we’ve come across over the years.

Our first recipe is for 🥓Tomato Bacon Soup 🥓from Krysta, GAP's Senior Farm Animal Welfare Specialist based in Canada. Bacon lovers, get Krysta's recipe (a favorite for Canadian Thanksgiving, which is just around the corner) here →→→ https://globalanimalpartnership.org/tomato-bacon-soup or see the '#MakeItGAP Recipes' link in our bio.

Stay tuned here as we'll be sharing more team recipes across the next few months. #bacon #soup #comfortfood #fallfood #autumnfood #CanadianThanksgiving #appetizerrecipe #pork #baconlovers #animalwelfare #humanelyraised #stew
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Canadian 🇨🇦Thanksgiving is coming up soon (Monday, October 14th.) Will you be looking for the Global Animal Partnership animal welfare label on turkey when you shop for your holiday gathering?

When you see the GAP label, you can feel confident that the animals have been raised following comprehensive standards focused on their care and welfare.

Learn more about Global Animal Partnership’s Animal Welfare Rating Program here: globalanimalpartnership.org/shoppers. #MakeItGAP #CanadianThanksgiving #Thanksgiving #turkey #Thanksgivingturkey #holidayentertaining #foodie #meat #humanelyraised #animalwelfare #organicturkey #freerangeturkey
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Audience: EveryoneGAP Farm Life Sneak Peek
October 10, 2019

Winter is coming

Fall is officially upon us. For me, the start of the fall season is marked by the local agricultural fairs, students back at school, changing colors of the leaves, earlier…
Audience: EveryoneGAP Farm Life Sneak Peek
September 26, 2019

Guardian Dogs – A Farmer’s Best Friend

Have you ever seen something out in the pastures amongst a flock of sheep and think to yourself, “That’s a funny looking sheep!”? It might have been a livestock protection…
Audience: BusinessGAP Means Business
September 17, 2019

SuperZoo 2019: The Land of Opportunity for Pet Food

Last month, our GAP Business Team attended the Super Zoo pet industry trade show at Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Each year more than 1,000 companies and brands…
Audience: EveryoneGAP Meal Ideas
September 9, 2019

Grilling You Can Feel Good About

Do you love cooking on the grill? Could you use a few new recipes to add to the rotation? We thought so. We partnered with the popular Instagram account, Over…