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.

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Animals G.A.P. Certified

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Farms G.A.P. Certified

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Outlets Carrying G.A.P. Certified Products

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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.

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It's October. The weather is changing, and the holidays are around the corner. Time for some comfort food! We love this mac and cheese recipe using chorizo. Yummmmm. The meaty cheesiness gets us every time. Make it as a side or a quick weeknight dinner. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/chorizo-mac-cheese/ (link.in bio)

#macandcheese #macncheese #meatymac #weeknightrecipes #easyrecipes #meatlover #chorizo #casseroles #casserolerecipes #easydinners #comfortfood
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National Chicken Month is coming to a close, and we couldn't miss the opportunity to thank our chicken producers and brands that source from them. A majority of the animals that we impact each year are broiler chickens, so they're especially important to our program as we fulfill our animal welfare mission. We have some exciting news to announce next month about G.A.P.'s Better Chicken Project, so stay tuned. We are working hard to chart a better path for broiler chicken production and we are humbled by the farmers and companies who believe there is a better way.

To learn more about our research and how we are helping change the chicken industry for good, check out our website:

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/better-chicken-project/ (link.in bio)

#MakeitGAP #betterchicken #betterchickenproject #broilerchickens #chicken #animalwelfare #farmanimalwelfare #nationalchickenmonth #chickenmonth
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Looking for a protein-rich easy breakfast idea? Dust off your muffin tin and make some delicious egg bites. Looking to save time? Make them on Sunday and heat them up all week. This recipe calls for diced ham but make it your own -- ground sausage, bacon, and ground turkey are also great protein additions. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP when you shop!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/muffin-tin-mini-egg-bites/

#eggbites #easyrecipes #morningrecipes #breakfastrecipes #goodmorning #healthybreakfast #mealprep #mealplan #breakfastonthego
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The dairy industry is extremely complex with many different production systems, a large network of farms, and so many dairy cows to manage and keep healthy. G.A.P.'s multi-tiered Dairy Cattle Standards not only cover the entire lifecycle of the cow, they also include requirements around breeding, calving, physical health, milking hygiene, treatment for illness, and management of the cow's environment.

We're proud to be implementing an animal-based outcome approach by leveraging our new technology partner, @herddogg. G.A.P. has collaborated with HerdDogg to
develop a first-of-its-kind mobile app that will allow dairy farmers, their service technicians, and auditors to complete animal welfare assessments digitally at specified intervals within the certification cycle, and at audit.

This innovation is the result of our ongoing commitment to leveraging technology to help with animal management. This new app will provide farmers with ongoing data about their herd, which can be used to signal potential health and welfare issues before they arise. We think this groundbreaking technology will represent a new era in animal-based welfare management and we look forward to utilizing this tool with other species as well.

Check out our Dairy Cattle Standards page and download our comprehensive standards document. We're working with dairy farms and want to add more farms to our program. If you're interested, get in touch. You'll soon find our Animal Welfare Certified label on dairy products near you. https://globalanimalpartnership.org/standards/dairy-cattle/ (link.in bio)

#MakeitGAP #innovation #innovate #corevalues #dairy #dairycattle #dairycows #animalwelfare #farmanimalwelfare #certificationmatters
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Back to school means back to a regular menu of weeknight dinners. Looking for some meaty dishes to add to your recipe folder? We love this easy, delicious Chicken Alfredo casserole dish. Pick up a rotisserie chicken from the store to make it super easy. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/chicken-alfredo-casserole/ (link.in bio)

#backtoschool #casserolerecipe #chickencasserole #casseroles #easyrecipes #weeknightdinners #quickdinnerideas #backtoschoolrecipes #weekdayrecipes #chickenrecipes #chickenlover #winnerwinnerchickendinner
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G.A.P. is thrilled to announce that @EvermorePetFood has earned G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certification for their chicken and turkey pet food products! Thank you for your commitment to farm animal welfare and the G.A.P. program. Check out our recent blog to learn more about Evermore Pet. Their products are available and ready to ship to your home today!

http://ow.ly/LLHn50KBB9i (link.in bio)

#MakeitGAP #petfood #petfoodindustry #betterchicken #betterchickenproject #certificationmatters #allanimalsmatter #petparents
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Last month our Executive Director, Anne Malleau, was featured on the @pedersonsfarms 'Powered by Protein' podcast led by their entertaining host, Neil Dudley. Learn more about Anne's career path, her thoughts on how the G.A.P. program provides value to partners, her take on regenerative agriculture, and much more. Thank you Neil and Pederson's for your ongoing partnership and commitment to animal welfare! #MakeitGAP

Listen to the podcast here: https://youtu.be/HtW1UJsMXuo (link.in bio)

#farmanimalwelfare #certificationmatters #regen #regenerative #transparency #valueproposition #animalwelfarecertified
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Happy Labor Day from the G.A.P. Team! We celebrate and appreciate your hard work today and every day of the year. We hope you are having a barbecue today and toasting your successes. #MakeitGAP #laborday #happylaborday #bbq #labordaybbq #AnimalWelfareCertified #labordaymonday #cheers ...

One of G.A.P.'s core values is compassion. That's why our definition of animal welfare goes beyond just physical health and also includes the animal's living environment and emotional well-being. All of our standards for every species include requirements that help minimize stress on the animals like limited transport and environmental enrichments to encourage mobility and play.

Why do we include these kinds of requirements? Because all animals are sentient beings - even fish. What does "sentient" mean? It is the ability to perceive or feel things. In a conventional production setting, there is little concern for how the animals live and what they are feeling. G.A.P. Certification includes requirements for both. Compassion is why our standards put the needs and wants of the animals first.

Check out our Standards page to learn more: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/standards/ (link.in bio)

#MakeitGAP #certificationmatters #animalwelfare #farmanimalwelfare #fishwelfare #animalsmatter #compassion #corevalues
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If you're getting in the "Back to School Groove", we've got a delicious and easy recipe that is sure to please the whole family. (And who doesn't love a good casserole recipe?!) Brown the ground meat, boil the pasta, and assemble ahead of time so it's ready to pop in the oven when you're home from work. P.S. The leftovers make a great lunch too! Bon Appetit!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/cheeseburger-pasta-casserole/ (link.in bio)

#MakeitGAP when you buy your ground meat - ground beef, turkey, chicken, bison, or lamb all taste delicious in this recipe!

#backtoschool #backtoschooldinners #easyrecipes #casseroles #casserolerecipes #groundbeefrecipes #pastarecipes #meatlover #groundmeat #cheeseburgerlover #pastalover #familyrecipe #easydinners #whatsfordinner #AnimalWelfareCertified
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Did you know that G.A.P. is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization? That means we rely on donations to continue our operations each year. G.A.P. only receives a small application fee for new partners seeking certification, since our third-party Certifiers conduct the audit and collect audit fees. We also only charge a small licensing fee for labeled products that contain G.A.P. Certified ingredients. In other words, every dollar counts.

When you purchase a product with the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label, you are helping our partners and G.A.P. impact the lives of animals. When you tell a friend or share a post, you are helping us raise awareness for our program and label. All of these actions add up. We hope you'll consider adding G.A.P. to the list of organizations you give to each year. You can also designate G.A.P. as your charity of choice in Paypal and donate small sums with each transaction. We appreciate your support! Thanks for helping us #MakeitGAP!

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

#donate #donatetoday #grateful #missionpartner #nonprofit #nonprofitorganization #donation #donations #thankyou #makeanimpact #everydollarcounts #fundraising
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Back-to-School time is just around the corner! Are you ready? Sometimes it's hard to get back into the lunch-packing, dinner-prepping routine but G.A.P. has you covered. We've got some great tips and recipe ideas for conquering the eternal "What do I make this week?" question.

Check out our latest blog here and don't forget to #MakeitGAP when you shop! >>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/back-to-school-with-g-a-p/ (link.in bio)

#backtoschool #schooldaze #recipeideas #schoollunches #packinglunch #weeknightdinners #easyrecipes #recipes #weeknightrecipes #mealprep #mealplanning #schoollunch #lunchideas #breakfastrecipes #lunchgear
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The SuperZoo Pet Industry Trade Show starts today! G.A.P. won't have a booth this year, but we'd love to talk to pet food brands looking for animal welfare certification. If you're a pet owner, check out our pet page to learn more and shop for G.A.P. Certified brands.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/pet-parents/

#MakeitGAP #AnimalWelfareCertified #Superzoo #Superzoo2022 #petfood #petfoodindustry #petfoodmanufacturing #catfood #dogfood #petindustry #petlover #petbusiness
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September 7, 2022

Evermore Pet Food Earns Animal Welfare Certification from G.A.P.

We are proud to announce that Evermore Pet Food has attained G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certification for all of their poultry pet food products! Sourcing G.A.P. Certified poultry furthers their longstanding…
Audience: EveryoneG.A.P. Meal Ideas
August 23, 2022

Back to School with G.A.P.!

It's that time again... back to school. Summer is winding down and stores are instantly flooded with spiral notebooks, #2 pencils, and glue sticks. Getting back into a regular routine…
Audience: EveryoneG.A.P. Certified Pet Partners
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Meet Marko Wittich from Campfire Treats, a G.A.P. Certified Pet Partner

G.A.P. always takes an active interest in our partners. This month, we had the opportunity to talk to Marko Wittich, President of Campfire Treats, one of our newest pet treat…
Audience: BusinessG.A.P. Aquaculture Standards
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Aquatic Life Institute Benchmarking Report Recognizes G.A.P.’s New Aquaculture Standard as the Most Comprehensive

G.A.P. recently spoke with Catalina Lopez, Director of the Aquatic Animal Alliance (AAA), a global coalition founded in 2020 with the mission to free aquatic animals from suffering. Catalina works…