When it comes to retail,
G.A.P. means business.

WHY ANIMAL WELFARE?

63%

OF CONSUMERS LOOK FOR LABELS THAT CALL OUT HOW THE ANIMAL WAS RAISED WHEN PURCHASING MEAT

Global Animal Partnership SurveyMonkey Audience study, June 2018

46%

OF AMERICANS SAY THAT CLAIMS ON FOOD PRODUCTS HAVE A DIRECT INFLUENCE ON THEIR PURCHASE DECISION

Nielsen Shopper Trend survey from Label Insight, October 2018

93%

OF CONSUMERS SAY IT IS IMPORTANT FOR BRANDS AND MANUFACTURERS TO PROVIDE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT’S IN FOOD AND HOW IT’S MADE

Food Management Institute (FMI) 2018 Transparency Study

Global Animal Partnership SurveyMonkey Audience study, June 2018

Nielsen Shopper Trend survey from Label Insight, October 2018

Food Management Institute (FMI) 2018 Transparency Study

G.A.P.'s Labeled Product Authorization Program

If you’re looking to use G.A.P. certified meat or eggs as an ingredient in your product, join our Labeled Product Authorization (LPA) Program today.

By displaying the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label on your product, you immediately communicate a deeper transparency to the consumer, showing that you are committed to more humane animal welfare and production systems, as well as higher quality ingredients. Becoming an LPA partner can also open new doors for markets looking to carry animal welfare certified and labeled products. Email us at LPA@globalanimalpartnership.org or apply now.

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For Brands & Retailers

Interested in being a G.A.P. Partner?

Our business team doesn’t just work with products and brands, we also partner with manufacturers, retailers, and foodservice to supply and promote G.A.P. certified products.

G.A.P. Partner Businesses: Foodservice

FOODSERVICE
Looking to use G.A.P. certified in your restaurant or commissary? We can help connect you with suppliers.

G.A.P. Partner Businesses: Manufacturer

MANUFACTURERS
Looking to connect your supply across more markets? We can help connect you.

G.A.P. Partner Businesses: Retailers

RETAILERS
Looking to carry more animal welfare certified products? We can help.

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Why Choose G.A.P.?

Why G.A.P.?

Why G.A.P.? Industry Experience

Industry Experience

The G.A.P. Business team boasts over two decades of experience in the meat industry. We are able to connect brands with supply and actively participate in your success.

Why G.A.P.? Competitive Advantage

Competitive Advantage

G.A.P.’s Animal Welfare Certified label differentiates your product from your competition. Consumers care about food transparency.

Why G.A.P.? Supply Chain Support

Supply Chain Support

Our team of meat industry experts have the know-how to connect manufacturers, and bring value to the entire supply chain from farm to fork.

Why G.A.P.? Risk Management

Risk Management

We audit every farm, every 15 months – not a sample of farms like other animal welfare labeling programs. This level of detail is critical to our program and to your brand.

STEPS TO GETTING YOUR PRODUCT G.A.P. CERTIFIED

G.A.P. uses independent, third-party certifiers to audit our comprehensive standards and assign the appropriate animal welfare rating. Here are the 5 steps to getting your product G.A.P. certified:

Steps to Getting G.A.P. Certified: Step 1

G.A.P. APPLICATION SUBMITTED

IDENTIFY PRODUCT SUPPLY NEEDS WITH G.A.P. TEAM

REVIEW & PREPARE FOR CHAIN OF CUSTODY/LABELING REQUIREMENTS

RECEIVE USDA-FSIS APPROVAL & SEND TO G.A.P.

PROMOTE YOUR CERTIFICATION

The Label Consumers Can Trust

Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 1
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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 program allows you to differentiate your product from competitors and detail to consumers the environment in which the animal was raised. We audit ALL farms, not just a sample, to ensure they are meeting our comprehensive standards.

WHAT’S HOLDING YOU BACK?

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#MakeItGAP on Instagram

#MakeItGAP Recipes | Want to impress your Valentine with a delicious, yet pretty dish?
Make this -- New York Strip Steak with Cherry-Port Compote. Get our recipe here →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/new-york-steak-cherry-port-compote (or see the Valentine's Recipe link in our bio,) and be sure to use G.A.P. animal welfare certified beef.

#ValentinesDay #RomanticDinner #beef #steak #stripsteak #ValentinesFood #beefsteak #NYstripsteak #NewYorkstrip #ValentinesDinner #romanticfood #romanticdinner #recipes #meatrecipes #beefrecipes #wheresthebeef #steaklovers #foodie #grassfedbeef #grassfed #pastureraised #organicbeef #eatpretty #wholefoods #prettyfood
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February is #NationalSnackFoodMonth. Tell us, by commenting below, what some of your favorite snacks are that are G.A.P. animal welfare certified.
Photo source: G.A.P. partner, @laquercia. #MakeItGAP #snacks #snackfood #snackfoodmonth #meat #humanelyraisedmeats #humanelyraised
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Today is National Fettuccine Alfredo Day!

Next time you make fettuccine alfredo with chicken at home, be sure to buy Global Animal Partnership animal welfare certified chicken.
See a list of our chicken partners here: globalanimalpartnership.org/shoppers. #MakeItGAP #chicken #humanelyraised #fettuccinealfredo #humanelyraisedchicken #cagefree #pastureraised #naturalchicken #organicchicken #organicfood #meat #nationalfettuccinealfredoday #foodholidays
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Restaurant Spotlight | Did you know you can find Certified G.A.P. Heritage Aberdeen Angus Grass-Fed Beef from @JoyceFarms at @meridianrestaurant in Winston-Salem, North Carolina?

Meridian Restaurant has earned its place as the Triad’s destination for world class cuisine. Inspired by the bright flavors of the Mediterranean, as well as local, organic, and seasonal ingredients, Meridian delights customers with an upscale menu served in an atmosphere of casual elegance.

The restaurant is located at 411 South Marshall Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27107. If you live in the area, or plan to visit, please do stop by Meridian and ask for Joyce Farms’ beef.

Learn more here →→→ meridianws.com. #MakeItGAP #JoyceFarms #MeridianWS #MeridianRestaurant #steak #humanelyraisedbeef #grassfedbeef #angusbeef #grassfed #restaurants #winstonsalem #ribeye #ribeyesteak #beef #steakdinner #datenightfood #meatlovers
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VIDEO | Want to see what good farm animal welfare looks like?

See our standards in action with this recent blog post about a day in the life of a laying hen featuring our partners, @FairFarmCo.

Read the blog post here at this URL, or see the #MakeItGAP #layinghens #chickenfarm #eggs #farmanimalwelfare #GAPFarmLife #hens #pastureraisedhens #pastureraisedchicken #pastureraisedeggs #humanelyraised #FairFarm #ColoradoFarms #mobilechickenhouse #chickenhouse #raisingchickens #henlife
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | With Super Bowl Sunday coming up soon, we want to share one of our team's favorite party appetizers.

Try these Crispy Peppercorn Chicken Wings →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/peppercorn-chicken-wings (or see the recipes link in our bio) using G.A.P. animal welfare certified chicken.

#SuperBowlLIV #SuperBowlFood #MakeItGAP #chickenwings #partyfood #appetizer #superbowlparty #humanelyraisedchicken
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | With chilly weather here and it being #NationalSoupMonth, we want to share one of our team's favorite soup recipes including 🥓 bacon.🥓 Give this Bacon Tomato Soup recipe →→→ https://globalanimalpartnership.org/tomato-bacon-soup a try using G.A.P. animal welfare certified bacon, of course.

What are your favorite soups to make that include meat? #soup #soupmonth #souprecipes #comfortfood #tomatosoup #bacon #baconrecipes #meatrecipes #foodie
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | Since it's National #SlowCookingMonth, we're sharing one of our team's favorite chicken recipes.

Try this Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings recipe →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/chicken-dumplings (or see the recipes link in our bio) and be sure to look for the G.A.P. animal welfare label next time you buy chicken at the grocery store. #chicken #slowcooking #slowcooker #crockpot #slowfood #familydinner #comfortfood #chickenrecipes #recipes #meat #humanelyraised #cagefree #freerange #pastureraised #farmanimalwelfare #humanelyraisedchicken #chickenanddumplings
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🍕Who is planning to have pizza this week for #NationalPizzaWeek?🍕 If you like meat as toppings on your pizza, will you #MakeItGAP by buying G.A.P. animal welfare certified meat at the grocery store?
Quality starts with better animal welfare. Learn more about our label and partners here →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/shoppers, or see the link in our bio. #pizza #meat #pizzapie #foodies #foodie #pizzaweek
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As you plan your weekly grocery shops, will you #MakeItGAP when you buy meat?

G.A.P.’s label means that animals are raised without antibiotics or added hormones, and are fed a vegetarian diet with no animal by-products. The higher the number, the more the animal’s environment mimics its natural environment.
Learn more about why buying G.A.P. matters here →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/shoppers, or see the link in our bio. #groceryhaul #mealplanning #familydinner #groundbeef #paleo #keto #farmanimalwelfare #grassfed #humanelyraised #pastureraised #antibioticfree #neverever #naturalshopper #healthyfamily #mindfulmomma #momlife #healthykids #mealprep #realfood #knowyourfood #nationalmeatmonth
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G.A.P. Brands & Retailers

365 by Whole Foods Market

Retailers: Beef, Chicken, Pork, Turkey

365 Everyday Value

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

Americhicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Applegate Farms

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

Atkins Ranch

Products & Brands:
Lamb, Step 4

Bell & Evans

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Best Dressed Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

Bilinski’s Sausage Mfg Co

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

Compass Group USA

Foodservice: Chicken

Continental Sausage

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 1 / Pork, Step 1

Country Natural Beef

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

Diestel Turkey Ranch

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 3

Family Ranch

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Fork in the Road Foods

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

Freshpet

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

Happy N Healthy Pet Products

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 4 / Beef, Step 1 & 4

JD Farms Specialty Turkey

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 1

Joyce Farms

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

La Quercia

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 4

Llano Seco Rancho

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 2

Mary’s Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3 & 5

Mary’s Turkey

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 3 & 5

Naked Truth

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Nature’s Rancher

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

Olli Salumeria

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1 & 3

Only Natural Pet

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

Open Farm Inc.

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4 / Lamb, Step 4

Original Brat Hans

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 & 3

Panorama Meats

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

Perky Jerky

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4 / Turkey, Step 1

Pine Manor

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Pineland Farms Natural Meats, Inc.

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

Reunion Foods

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1

Tender & True Pet Nutrition

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

Thompson Farms

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 5+

Thrive Market

Retailers: Beef, Chicken, Pork, Turkey

Wellshire Farms

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4 / Pork, Step 1, 4 & 5

Western Grassfed Beef

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

Whole Foods Market

Retailers: Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Pork, Turkey

Yorkshire Valley Farms Ltd.

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 2