Animal Welfare Certified Label - Global Animal Partnership

Changing the way
food is raised.

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Animal Welfare Certified Label - Global Animal Partnership

Changing the way food is raised.

SHOPPERS

Buy G.A.P. Certified

click here
PRODUCERS

Become G.A.P. Certified

click here
RETAILERS

Carry G.A.P. Products

click here
GET G.A.P.
CERTIFIED
click here

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 G.A.P. Certified

3900

Farms G.A.P. Certified

5000

Outlets Carrying G.A.P. Certified Products

1200

G.A.P. Certified Products Available

Our Label

Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 1
Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 2
Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 3
Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 4
Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 5
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
FARMS & RANCHES
We work with farms to implement our G.A.P. standards.
Global Animal Partnership: Retailers
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
MANUFACTURERS & PROCESSING PLANTS
Processors have to be certified to package G.A.P. ingredients for bulk or retail purchase.
Global Animal Partnership: Food Service
RESTAURANTS & 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
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
CORPORATE PARTNERS
As G.A.P. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, our corporate partners support our program through monetary donations.

#MakeItGAP on Instagram

We're so excited to share a promotion our G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified partner Panorama Grass-Fed Meats is running all month -- the #grassfedchallenge! Visit @panoramameats for recipes featuring their organic, grass-fed beef as well as cooking tips and giveaways. Post a photo of the meals you’ve prepared using grass-fed beef and tag #grassfedchallenge to be entered to win a prize!

Thanks Panorama for helping us #MakeitGAP! We're so proud to call you a G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified partner. #beef #GrassFedBeef #grassfedmeat #beefrecipes #keto
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G.A.P. Partner Spotlight 777 Bison Ranch

Exciting news! We are so excited to announce that @777bisonranch is our first official G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified bison ranch! 777 Bison Ranch is located in beautiful Hermosa, South Dakota and has been in the Hillenbrand family for over 40 years. Originally from Indiana, the Hillenbrand family bought the South Dakota ranch in the 70’s and the kids spent their summers there. The family decided to move there in 1980 when they purchased bison, and their bison herd had their first calves after the blizzard of 1983.

Mimi Hillenbrand now leads the operation, raising over 1,000 bison each year. Mimi believes deeply in the value of holistic management, grazing planning and protecting the soil and land as well as their animals. 777 Bison Ranch raises their bison on pasture year-round, earning G.A.P.’s Pasture Raised / Step 4 Animal Welfare Certification. Congratulations 777 Bison Ranch! We are so thrilled to have you on board.

Check out our recent blog to learn more about Mimi and the 777 Ranch >>>>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/gap-welcomes-777-bison-ranch/ (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #bison #regenerativeagriculture #bisonofinstagram
(Photo credit: Brusseau Productions)
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Care for some "jar-cuterie"? Yes, please! How cute is this little invention? Convert small mason jars into a fun appetizer or unique snack for the kids. Just make sure to #MakeitGAP and when it comes to the meats. We recommend G.A.P. Certified brands @laquercia and @olli_salumeria for your charcuterie. Enjoy!

Find more G.A.P. Certified on our "For Shoppers" page here:
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/shoppers/ (link in bio)

#charcuterie #snackbouquet #snackideas #appetizers
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Did you know that G.A.P.'s animal welfare standards are based in science and cover the entire lifecycle of the animal? That's why we audit every farm every 15 months - so our independent auditors can observe the animals through different seasons and through different life stages to ensure they are meeting our G.A.P. standards.

You'll also feel good knowing that every team member on our standards development team, as well as our Executive Director, holds advanced degrees in animal behavior science. When G.A.P. develops new standards and evolves existing ones, you can rest assured that the animal's wants and needs are at the center. We also rely on input from our Scientific Advisory Committee as we release new and revised animal welfare standards.

Learn more about our standards development process here:
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/standards/ and when you're at the store, #MakeitGAP! (link in bio)

#farmanimalwelfare #sciencematters #makeadifference
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It's National Bloody Mary Day! Is it really any surprise that the best morning-after-party drink celebrates its big day on January 1st?! Be sure to #MakeitGAP and garnish with some G.A.P. Certified bacon. Cheers to 2021! 🍾🎉

#bloodymarytime #nationalbloodymaryday #happynewyear
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You guessed it... it's National Bacon Day! Seriously. How can you have a bad day if you add a little bacon to it?!? 🥓Bacon for breakfast, BLT for lunch, bacon wrapped pork tenderloin for dinner, and maple bacon cupcakes for dessert. Yep, sounds about right. Check out our G.A.P. Recipe page for ideas. Trust us, you'll be inspired. We even found a bacon lattice apple pie recipe!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/recipes/ (link in bio)

Thanks for our G.A.P. Certified partners who help make it happen. @naturesrancher @americanpasturepork @beckerlaneorganic @coldspringranch @deckfamilyfarm @greenbrierfarms @organicprairie @karrofoodgroup @leidysmeats1893 @dubreton @mayfairfarmnh @mcdowellfarms @mosnerfambrands @newfashionpork @nimanranch @ranchollanoseco @schenkerfarms @thompsonfarms @villari_foods @reunionfoods

#MakeitGAP #bacon #baconlover #nationalbaconday
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Have you considered including G.A.P. in your charitable giving before the end of the year? There's still time to help us make an impact for farm animals.

According to the @aspca 95% of farm animals in the US are raised on factory farms. Every donation truly helps us move the needle. Funds go directly toward evolving our animal welfare standards through research and field-testing, as well as helping us bring new farms and brands into the program to broaden our impact.

Just remember that all gifts must be postmarked by December 31st, 2020 and all online transactions must be receipted before midnight on 12/31. Many employers also have matching gift programs so your impact is doubled.

Thank you for helping us end 2020 strong. As always, we appreciate your support. #MakeitGAP

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/donate/ (link in bio)

#donatetoday #donatenow #donate
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Leftover ham? Don't let it go to waste. Check out this delicious and easy recipe for ham and cheese pinwheels.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/ham-cheese-pinwheels/
(link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #holidayham #hamrecipes #leftovers
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From our families to yours, we wish you a peaceful, healthy holiday season. Thank you for helping us make an impact on the lives of farm animals across the globe. ...

If you're unwinding over the next few days (or weeks) with a cocktail, check out this fun recipe for a Maple Bourbon Old Fashioned... garnished with a strip (or 2) of G.A.P. Certified bacon of course! Happy Holidays everyone! And cheers to a new year!

RECIPE
1/2 teaspoon maple syrup, or to taste
3 dashes bitters
1 teaspoon water
2 ounces bourbon
Cooked bacon strips, for garnish

Add the maple syrup and bitters to a highball glass, add water and stir. Add a few large ice cubes and bourbon and stir to combine. Garnish with a strip of bacon. Enjoy!
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Well, it's the holiday season once again. For those celebrating Hanukkah, we hope you're having a joyful celebration this week. Christmas and Kwanzaa are just around the corner, so if you are looking for some celebration inspiration, check out our new blog on Celebrating the Holiday Season. We're hoping many of you will be able to enjoy some downtime as we bring 2020 to an end. Happiest of holidays from the G.A.P. team!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/celebrate-the-season/ (link in bio)

#holidayseason #holidays2020 #MakeitGAP #celebrate
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Starting to make plans for a special family holiday meal? Check out this mouth-watering recipe for herb roasted rack of lamb served with cranberry + mint chutney. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP when you purchase your lamb at the store!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/roasted-rack-lamb/ (link in bio)

#rackoflamb #holidaydinner #lambrecipes #holidayseason
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It's the last day of our 12 Days of G.A.P. Gifting! We hope our partner's food boxes have inspired you to get creative this year with your online shopping. Did you know that all chicken sold by @butcher_box is G.A.P. Certified? Check out their assortment of holiday boxes or make your own. Happy Holidays everyone!

https://www.butcherbox.com/shop/all-boxes

#MakeitGAP #butcherbox #chicken #holidaygifts #foodgifts
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Have you entered @openfarmpet's MVP Giveaway? Today is the last day! You could win FREE PET FOOD FOR A YEAR and they'll also donate 15,000 meals to a shelter of your choice. Enter to win here: https://bit.ly/2020OFMVPGIVEAWAY. Good luck! ...

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January 7, 2021

G.A.P. Proudly Welcomes 777 Bison Ranch, our first Animal Welfare Certified Bison Partner!

We are so proud to announce that 777 Bison Ranch in Hermosa, South Dakota has earned G.A.P.’s Pasture Raised / Step 4 Animal Welfare Certification and is our first bison…
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December 17, 2020

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Whether you celebrate the twelve days of Christmas, the eight days of Hanukkah, the seven days of Kwanzaa, or simply the first snowfall of winter, we hope you can reflect…
Audience: EveryoneG.A.P. Meal Ideas
October 25, 2020

Ready for your Thanksgiving dinner?

Turkey has long been the centerpiece of our Thanksgiving celebrations. With COVID-19 still looming, this year's celebration may look a bit different for many of us. Instead of a large…
Better Chicken Project - Are today's broiler chicken too inactive?Audience: EveryoneG.A.P. Thought Leadership
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Are today’s broiler chickens too inactive?

Modern chickens descended from the Red Jungle Fowl, a ground dwelling and ground nesting bird. (Note: If you missed our past blog about the evolution from Red Jungle Fowl to…