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Learn how to #MakeItGAP


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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


Farms G.A.P. Certified


Outlets Carrying G.A.P. Certified Products


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
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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Meet Shifty, G.A.P. team member Shannon's boxer/hound mix. Adorable, right? Shifty's favorite things include swimming and chasing living things of all shapes and sizes: ducks, squirrels, geese, deer, muskrats, and bumblebees. In just six short years of life, Shifty has acquired a taste for the finer things in life and prefers mild brie. (Thank you very much.) May we suggest some fig jam and G.A.P. Certified lamb to go with that? 😆

Learn more about pet food brands using G.A.P. Certified ingredients here >>>>>>

#MakeitGAP #GAPpets #brie #nationaldogweek #dogsofinstagram

Time to meet Charles, G.A.P. team member Kate's Jack Russell Terrier. When this confident 14-year-old isn't sleeping, he's chasing squirrels and keeping his mom safe. Charles may just have nine lives - he already spent one of them when he survived being run over by a horse. Yikes! Any other feisty doggos out there? Tag us in your pics.

Learn more about G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified brands here: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/pet-parents/

#MakeitGAP #GAPpets #jackrusselterrier #dogsofinstagram

Meet Jedi, team member Chrissy's German Shepherd / Beagle mix. Just over one year old, this spoiled watchdog enjoys snacking on remote controls and ridding the patio of evil insects. He loves a ride in the car, people, other dogs, and G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified @freshpet dog food. This fearless pup even took on a snake to protect his humans. That's love. 💙

Check out the pet food brands who are G.A.P. Certified here: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/pet-parents/

#nationaldogweek #MakeitGAP #GAPpets #dogsofinstagram

Next up in our National Dog Week spotlight is Axl Rose, team member Diane's fearless 9-year-old Min-Pin (Miniature Pinscher) rescue. He spends his days plotting the demise of his nemesis, Bobo, their neighbor's Min-Pin. Axl is loaded with personality and is quite the dapper dresser. 🏆

For more info about G.A.P. Certified pet food and brands, check out our pet page at https://globalanimalpartnership.org/pet-parents/.

And tag us in your pet photos! #MakeitGAP #GAPpets #dogsofinstagram #nationaldogweek

It's National Dog Week! Time to schedule some extra walks and snuggles with your best furry friend(s). To celebrate, we're switching up our Insta feed to introduce our G.A.P. team pets to you.

Up first is Gil, team member Kate's 8-year-old border collie. This chill guy likes to play with any kind of ball, frisbee, toy etc. as long as it can be thrown and fetched. He's become an expert swimmer since moving to Texas... oh don't all of us Texans need a body of water in the summer heat?!

We'd love to meet your pup too! Please add one here or tag us with your photos. You can also check out our new pet page celebrating our awesome G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified pet brands. Happy Dog Week!


#MakeitGAP #dogsofinstagram #doglover #nationaldogweek

Nearing the end of the week and tired of cooking? Back-to-school grind starting to set in? Time for a yummy casserole the whole family will love.


#casserole #easydinners #MakeitGAP

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Football is BACK! Are you ready for the games tonight? How about making some crispy peppercorn chicken wings? Marinate at least 1 hour before for best results. Time to get in the kitchen between Zoom meetings. Enjoy!


#chickenwings #chickenwingslover #footballfood #MakeitGAP

For the past week we have been thinking of the people, the land, and the animals affected by the devastating wildfires across California and Oregon. Special thoughts for the continued safety of our ranching partners there. Thank you to the firefighters for working so tirelessly. ...

As a follow-up to our announcement of the broiler chicken study recently being completed, G.A.P. is publishing a series of blogs to help frame the issue and share insights from the research.

In order to live up to our mission of helping change the way our food is raised, we believe that recommendations developed in collaboration with multiple stakeholders and supported by science is the key to continued, sustainable change.

Check out our first installment "Why should you care about broiler chicken welfare?" and stay tuned for more posts as we forge a new path for the modern day broiler.


#MakeitGAP #farmanimalwelfare #betterchickenproject

Ah, back to school. Who is looking for easy recipes to make after a long day? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️Check out this yummy chicken enchilada recipe! Bake the chicken ahead of time (or cook in the crockpot), and then assemble and bake at dinnertime. Serve with a salad, and dinner is in the books. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP!


#easydinner #chickenrecipes #cleaneating

Just in time for Chicken Month, G.A.P. is pleased to announce the completion of the largest-ever research study of broiler chicken health, welfare, and production ever fielded. To learn more about how G.A.P. is working to reinvent the modern day broiler chicken visit our Better Chicken Project page on our website.


You can view the summary report and also learn more about the broiler chicken welfare and production through G.A.P.'s ongoing series of blog posts.

#betterchicken #betterchickenproject #farmanimalwelfare #MakeitGAP

Did you know that G.A.P. impacts the lives of over 300 Million chickens each year? it's #NationalChickenMonth! Stay tuned this month for more on what G.A.P.'s doing to improve chicken welfare. Look for the label. #MakeitGAP ...

It's back to school time once again. Instead of preparing lunch boxes, we'll be preparing for dueling Zoom calls.

Since your kids are at home, how about preparing a list of meals they can make? We love this octo-dog idea from G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified partner @feltmansconeyisland hot dogs.

Get the recipe here: https://www.feltmansofconeyisland.com/blogs/recipes/feltmans-octo-dogs-recipe

You can purchase on their website or look for Feltman's hot dogs at your local Whole Foods Market store.

#MakeitGAP #hotdog #hotdoglovers #kidfood

Did you know? Farmers and ranchers have to meet more than 100 animal welfare standards just to receive G.A.P.'s base level (Step 1) certification. Standards like more space, an enriched environment with deep bedding, air quality requirements, and absolutely NO crates or confinements.

When you purchase products with the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label, you are voting with your dollars for better animal welfare practices.

Year over year, G.A.P. is working to change the way our food is raised. Thanks for helping us #MakeitGAP.

#farmanimalwelfare #cleaneating #antibioticfree

Audience: EveryoneNews
September 8, 2020

G.A.P. announces completion of broiler chicken study – “In Pursuit of a Better Broiler”

AUSTIN, TEXAS (Sept. 8, 2020) – Global Animal Partnership (G.A.P.), North America’s most comprehensive farm animal welfare standards and labeling program, announces the completion of the largest-ever study of broiler…
Audience: EveryoneG.A.P. Thought Leadership
September 8, 2020

Why should you care about broiler chicken welfare?

Over the past two years, Global Animal Partnership has helped fund the largest ever research study examining the welfare of different strains of broiler chickens. In this comprehensive study completed…
Audience: EveryoneG.A.P. Meal Ideas
July 31, 2020

Time to spice it up!

Do you find that the only spices you’re using in your spice cabinet are salt, pepper and maybe some oregano or garlic powder every now and then? We know. It’s…
Audience: EveryoneG.A.P. Meal Ideas
June 16, 2020

Time for some G.A.P. rib-ucation!

Love ribs? So do we! We’ve done the research, tried lots of recipes, and we’re sharing our tips for the best ribs in town. Follow along and get ready to…