Animal Welfare Certified Label - Global Animal Partnership

Changing the way
food is raised.

SHOPPERS

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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

2500

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

If you're a football fan, you're probably still thinking about the playoff games you watched last weekend. Wow, what a weekend. (We see you, Josh Allen.) Planning to watch again this weekend? We have a recipe that's sure to please - jalapeno popper pigs in a blanket. Genius idea we found at Host the Toast and couldn't wait to share.

p.s. - you don't have to be a football fan to love these cocktail weenies masquerading as jalapeno poppers. Spicy cheesy meaty goodness. Yummmm.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/jalepeno-popper-pigs-blanket/ (link in bio)

Bonus tip: you can make them with cut-up hot dogs, sausages, or whatever meat you're craving. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP!

#recipeideas #hotdoglover #meatlover #jalapenopoppers #nflplayoffs #footballweekend #eatdrinkandbemerry
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Driving change is hard. North American food production has been based on efficiency and yields. It's time to rethink how your food is raised. You're probably paying more for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label on your favorite meat products, but that's because the producers are doing more. They're doing right by the animals - giving them more space to move around, constant access to food and water, added enrichments to allow them to be animals, proper indoor air quality, and outdoor access when the weather allows. Our tiered standards are based in science with the animals needs and wants at the center. When you vote with your wallet and raise your expectations around food production, you help us change the industry. There truly are no shortcuts to any place worth going. Help us make an impact. #MakeitGAP

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

#drivingchange #noshortcuts #farmanimalwelfare #meatlabels #certificationmatters #lookforthelabel #makeanimpact
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Looking for a hearty meal that is just as yummy as a leftover dish? Try this delicious Sausage Tomato Risotto. The stirring required to combine the broth with the rice and sausage is worth every minute. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP when you shop for sausage.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/sausage-tomato-risotto/ (link in bio)

#sausagelover #risotto #risottorecipe #winterrecipe #sausagerecipe #leftovers #pastalover #comfortfood
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Yes, it's soup season. Instead of chicken noodle soup, try this delicious chicken tortellini soup. Mouth-watering and body-warming, you'll want to sit by the fire when you enjoy a bowl of this savory goodness. The added kale is heart healthy and vitamin rich. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP when you shop for your chicken.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/chicken-kale-tortellini-soup/ (link in bio)

#soupseason #chickensoup #soup #chickenrecipes #soupweather #souprecipe #souplover #chickenlover #mealideas #winterrecipes #soupson #soupoftheday #kale
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It's #NationalMilkDay! Did you know G.A.P. recently developed and published animal welfare standards for Dairy Cattle? Our science-based, comprehensive standards are the most meaningful in the industry. We're working with our first group of dairy farms toward G.A.P. Certification, which is scheduled to be completed in the next few months. If you are a producer considering dairy animal welfare certification or a milk lover wanting to learn more, check out our Dairy Cattle standards here>>>>>

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/standards/dairy-cattle/. (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #happymilkday #milkday #dairyfarming #dairylife #animalwelfare #certificationmatters
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Committed to Whole 30 this January? Try this recipe for delicious breakfast bites. Cook the bacon and sausage (G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified, of course) with the peppers and onions in a skillet, then transfer the ingredients to a muffin pan and pour the eggs on top. Make them for the whole week and reheat them each morning. Breakfast solved. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/whole30-potato-sausage-breakfast-bites/ (link in bio)

#breakfastrecipes #sausagelover #baconlover #easyrecipes #whole30 #healthyeating #cleaneating
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It's Trivia Day! So, how about a little farm animal education? Do you know the difference between sheep and goats? Check out this popular blog on our website to learn how to spot the differences.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/how-can-you-tell-the-difference-between-sheep-and-goats/ (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #triviaday #trivia #didyouknow #nowyouknow #farmanimals #sheep #goats #certificationmatters
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Happy 2022 everyone! Cheers to a new year filled with promise and possibilities. #MakeitGAP #happynewyear #happy2022 #newyearnewpossibilities ...

Yep, you guessed it. Reggie the Cowboy Elf is still at it. Today it's time to help get the corn to the grain elevator. Always lots to do on the farm! Most of the other elves are back at the North Pole, but not Reggie. He'll stick around until all of the work is done. Lots of time for hot cocoa and reindeer games later.

#MakeitGAP #ReggietheElf #elfontheshelf #cowboy #farming #grain #ranching #hardwork #thankafarmer
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Ah, the tried-and-true tradition of eating black-eyed peas on New Year's for health and prosperity. Time to amp up your recipe with some G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified bacon! Check out this delicious recipe for Hoppin' John and #MakeitGAP!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/deep-south-hoppin-john/ (link in bio)

#baconlover #hoppinjohn #newyears #newyearstradition #prosperity #health #luck #blackeyedpeas #blackeyedpearecipe
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As we wind down the year, we want to say thank you for following us, engaging with us, partnering with us, and supporting us all year. With your help we can impact the lives of more animals in 2022 and beyond. There are many ways you can continue to support our organization:
- Look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label when you shop for meat, eggs, and pet food
- Share and like our posts
- Tell a friend
- Join our e-newsletter list
- Encourage your grocery store to carry G.A.P. Certified products
- Make a tax-free donation to our organization on our website

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/donate/

We hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. #HappyHolidays #HappyNewYear #MakeitGAP #thankyou #grateful
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Are you inside feeling cozy and warm, cuddled up on your couch? While many of us enjoy a slower week in between Christmas and New Year's, Reggie the Elf is still hard at work. This afternoon, he's busy checking on his pasture raised cattle - making sure they still have plenty of grass to graze even with snow on the ground.

All of our G.A.P. Certified partners keep their animals warm, fed, and safe through the harsh winter months. Check out this blog about G.A.P. partner, Karro Food Group, and how they care for their pigs during the cold winter months: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/gap-farm-life-snow-days/. (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #GAPFarmLife #ReggietheElf #elfontheshelf #happyholidays #thankafarmer #cattleranching #cattlerancher
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our families to yours. We hope this holiday season brings you joy, laughter, and contentment. Best wishes! #HappyHolidays #MakeitGAP ...

Did you know G.A.P. certification requires enrichments for chickens at ALL steps? Chickens should be able to interact with their environment in a meaningful way through enrichments like hay bales for climbing and pecking, and perches for flying and perching. Allowing birds to play and move around freely adds to their physical health and reduces stress.

Learn more about G.A.P.'s chicken standards and our Better Chicken Project, an initiative created to help change the broiler chicken industry for good: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/better-chicken-project/.

Look for the G.A.P. label when you shop for chicken this holiday season and taste the difference. #MakeitGAP
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December 7, 2021

Food Gifts That Matter

It's holiday time once again. How's your shopping going? Are you struggling to come up with original gift ideas this year? Your dad probably has enough ties and socks, and…
Audience: Everyone
December 1, 2021

G.A.P. Releases Initial List of Eligible Broiler Chicken Breeds for Animal Welfare Certification

Good news! G.A.P. just announced our initial list of approved breeds based on data from the University of Guelph study. As part of G.A.P.'s mission to impact broiler chicken welfare…
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September 27, 2021

Questions about G.A.P.’s Better Chicken Project? We have answers.

Over the past several months, the G.A.P. team, along with our Better Chicken Project Technical Working Group, have been busy drafting the protocol and process that will be used to…
G.A.P. Means Business
September 13, 2021

G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certification & Pet Food:

Because all animals matter The G.A.P. team just returned from SuperZoo, the pet industry’s largest annual trade show hosted by the World Pet Association. SuperZoo is a great way to…