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the meat you eat.

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For ShoppersLearn how to #MakeItGAP

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For ProducersLearn about our G.A.P. standards

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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 G.A.P. standards

FOR BUSINESSES

For Businesses
Learn about G.A.P. 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 G.A.P. Certified

3800

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

Pet parents, see our new list of G.A.P. brands that ship directly, including these #petfood brands @openfarmpet @tenderandtruepet @onlynaturalpet →→→ Details here: globalanimalpartnership.org/covid-19. #MakeItGAP #petfood #catfood #dogfood #pettreats #humanelyraised #organicpetfood #naturalpetfood #dogs #cats #petparent #dosomegood #tenderandtruepet #onlynaturalpet ...

Thank you to our Partners!

These are uncertain and stressful times for all of us. To everyone involved in the agriculture and food supply chains, from farmers to retailers, thank you for all that you do.

As businesses and communities are closing to promote social distancing and flatten the curve, the G.A.P. team is also working remotely and, with the help of our Certifier partners, have suspended travel for auditors until further notice. However, we have adjusted quickly and our third-party Certifiers are now conducting audits remotely.

For more information about how we are handling remote activities, please visit this COVID-19 page on our website, globalanimalpartnership.org/covid-19. Many thanks for your continued support. #MakeItGAP #agriculture #meat #eggs #agrifood #meatbiz #meatindustry #humanelyraised #inthistogether #thankyoufarmers #thankyougrocers
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#MakeItGAP Recipe | Mini Swedish meatballs (using any type of ground meat you like - pork, turkey, beef, chicken, lamb, bison) with mashed potatoes is the comfort food you NEED this weekend!
Get the recipe here →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/swedish-meatballs-mashed-potatoes, and comment below if you want to cook this at home during your quarantine time.
Photo source: spoonforkbacon.com; recipe adapted from spoonforkbacon.com. #CookingAtHome #Meatballs #Swedishmeatballs #meatrecipes #comfortfood #quarantinefood #recipes #familydinner #stayhome #minimeatballs
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We want you to know that our partners, including farmers, brands and retailers, are working hard each day to keep supply coming.
We greatly appreciate our farmers who produce G.A.P. animal welfare certified meat and eggs, and everyone along the supply chain working relentlessly to get more products to the retail shelves during this challenging time. #MakeItGAP #humanelyraised #meat #eggs #groceryhaul #thankafarmer #cookathome #stayhome #quarantinelife #quarantine #cookingathome #thankyougrocers #inthistogether
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See our new list →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/covid-19 of G.A.P. brands that ship directly, including these pet food brands. #MakeItGAP #petfood #pettreats #delivery #onlineshopping #pets #dogfood #catfood #humanelyraisedpetfood #quarantinelife ...

As always, we remain committed to supporting our partners through these challenging times. If you're looking for online options for groceries, we ask that you continue to support our farms and brand partners who sell G.A.P. Certified products online and deliver directly to your door.

Click here →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/covid-19 to see a list of our partners and links to their own online stores, and vote with your dollars to support producers committed to better animal welfare practices. #MakeItGAP #onlinegroceryshopping #grocerydelivery #meatbiz #meatbrands #inthistogether #humanelyraised #eggs #meat #quarantinelife #quarantinefood #onlineshopping #comfortfood #cookingathome #votewithyourdollars
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | Want to make something a bit "springy," yet comforting?

Try this new #ComfortFood recipe, Crockpot White Chicken Chili →→→ https://globalanimalpartnership.org/crockpot-white-chicken-chili. Make a big batch this week, then freeze and save what's leftover to have on hand for a quick & easy meal later.

What are you cooking during this time at home? Any freezer-friendly or big batch recipes you've been making or plan to make? #chickenrecipes #chicken #pastureraised #humanelyraised #quarantinelife #quarantinefood #cookingathome #recipes #dinnerideas #freezerfood #springfood #springrecipes #avocado
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | What have you been cooking during this quarantine time? We're trying to make the most of this time by making lots of yummy foods.

Here's a delicious #ComfortFood recipe for Chicken Tater Tot Casserole →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/chicken-tater-tot-casserole (or see the 'recipes' link in our bio.) Look for the G.A.P. animal welfare label when purchasing chicken at the grocery store (if you're able to go,) or online. #chickenrecipes #comfortfoodrecipes #humanelyraised #cookingathome #quarantinelife #quarantine #covid19 #coronavirus #farmanimalwelfare #cozyfood #casserole #recipes #healthyrecipes #chicken #pastureraised #tatertot
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G.A.P. is working to support our dedicated farmers and suppliers who continue to raise animals and bring food to our table during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We hope that together the collective effort around the globe will successfully minimize the impact of this global emergency. We’re all in this together. #COVID19 #Coronavirus
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | Next Tuesday is St. Patrick's Day. In addition to wearing green, don't forget to make an Irish recipe.

We'll be making this meaty recipe, Corned Beef & Cabbage, to celebrate #StPatricksDay →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/corned-beef-cabbage (or see the recipes link in our bio.) Look for the G.A.P. animal welfare label at the grocery store when you buy corned beef brisket. #brisket #beef #cornedbeef #cornedbeefrecipes #beefrecipes #recipes #Irishfood #Irelandcuisine #Irishcuisine #Irishrecipes #humanelyraised #grassfedbeef #organicbeef #healthyrecipes #mealideas #dinnerideas #luckyfood #foodholidays
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