Global Animal Partnership: Animal Standards - Chicken

Do you know where your chicken comes from?

Have you ever been to a farm? Farms and ranches vary significantly depending on where they are located, so that’s why our program has Steps and is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ model. We allow room to grow and change how animals are raised within the program from Step 1 to Step 5+. We also use independent companies to audit the farms every 15-months, through different seasons.

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Steps and Standards for Broiler Chickens Farm Animal Welfare

GAP Chicken Partners

3 Little Pigs, LLC

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken, Pork

365 by Whole Foods Market

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1 / Chicken, Step 3

365 by Whole Foods Market

Retailers: Beef, Chicken, Pork, Turkey

365 Everyday Value

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 & 3 / Pork, Step 1

Adena Poultry

August 15, 2017

Allen Harim

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

Allen Harim

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2

Americhicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Americhicken

Foodservice: Chicken

Applegate Farms

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1 & 3 / Chicken, Step 2 & 3 / Turkey, Step 1 / Beef, Step 4

Bay Valley Foods Inc.

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

Bell & Evans

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Bell & Evans

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

Bell & Evans

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2

Best Dressed Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

Bilinski’s Sausage Mfg Co

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

Boulder Natural Meats

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 & 5

Boulder Natural Meats

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

Boulder Natural Meats

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2 & 5

Campo Lindo Farm

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 3

Coleman Natural Foods

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 1 / Chicken Step 2, 3 (ORG), 5

Compass Group USA

Foodservice: Chicken

Crystal Lake Farms

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 4

Crystal Lake Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 4

DeBoer’s

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2

Emmaus Foods, LLC

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

Family Ranch

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Filet of Chicken

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

Fork in the Road Foods

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 / Pork, Step 1

FreeBird Chicken

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

FreeBird Chicken

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2

Freshpet

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 / Turkey, Step 1

Gourmet Foods, Inc.

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken, Pork

Happy N’ Healthy Pet Products

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken, Beef

Isernio’s Sausage Company

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken, Pork

Jamaica Broilers Group Ltd.

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 3

Joyce Farms

Manufacturers & Processors:
Chicken Step 4, Poussin Step 2, Turkey Step 4, Beef Step 4

Joyce Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken Step 4, Poussin Step 2, Turkey Step 4

Joyce Farms

Products & Brands:
Chicken Step 4, Poussin Step 2, Turkey Step 4, Beef Step 4

Maple Hill

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2

Marksbury Farm Foods

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 4 / Beef, Step 4

Mary’s Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3 & 5

Miller Poultry

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

Miller Poultry

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2

Naked Truth

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Nature’s Rancher

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 1 / Chicken, Step 2 / Turkey, Step 1 & 3

Only Natural Pet

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

Original Brat Hans

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 & 3

Perdue Farms

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

Pine Manor

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Pitman Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2, 3 & 5 / Turkey, Step 3 (ORG), 5 (ABF)

Rossdown Natural Foods

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 3

Shenandoah Valley Organic

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2 & 3

Tarantino Meat Co

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken, Pork

Tender & True Pet Nutrition

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 / Chicken, Step 3 Organic / Turkey, Step 1

Wayne Farms

Farms & Ranches: Chicken, Step 2

Wayne Farms

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

Wellshire Farms

Manufacturers & Processors:
Chicken, Beef, Pork

Wilde

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3 / Turkey, Step 3 / Pork, Step 1 / Beef, Step 4

White Oak Pastures

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 5+ / Turkey, Step 5+ / Beef, Step 4, 5+ / Pork, Step 5+

Whole Foods Market

Retailers: Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Pork, Turkey

Yorkshire Valley Farms Ltd.

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2 / Turkey, Step 2

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Did you know?

GAP is replacing 100% of chicken breeds that result in poor welfare outcomes by 2024 with breeds meeting specified welfare outcomes within its 5-Step® Rating Program. With this change, we can affect the lives of almost 300 million chickens annually.