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 ExperienceWhy 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 AdvantageWhy 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 SupportWhy 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 ManagementWhy 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
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 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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unknown?

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concerns?

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supply?

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#MakeItGAP on Instagram

Looking for a new recipe to add to your 4th of July weekend BBQ? Check out these salmon bites! The perfect starter for your weekend gathering. We're working hard to get our new G.A.P. Farmed Salmon Standards into practice so you'll be able to buy G.A.P. Certified salmon near you in 2022! Stay tuned!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/salmon-bites-with-wasabi-mayo/ (link.in bio)

#salmon #salmonrecipes #salmonrecipe #salmonlover #grilledsalmon #bbqrecipes #bbq #summergrilling #july4recipes #july4th #bettersalmon #AnimalWelfareCertified #MakeitGAP
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We are so proud that @CampfireTreats sources G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified chicken, turkey, and beef for their treats. Learn more about Marko Wittich, President of Campfire Treats, by checking out our latest blog below. We talked with Marko about why he decided to start his company and what he has planned for the future. Thank you, Marko, for prioritizing farm animal welfare for your products and for our favorite pets! #MakeitGAP

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/meet-marko-wittich-from-campfire-treats-a-g-a-p-certified-pet-partner/ (link.in bio)

#doglover #dogtreats #pettreats #petlover #dogfood #petfood #petfoodindustry #premiumpetfood #premiumpettreats #certificationmatters #allanimalsmatter
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More great news about our new fish welfare standards! We ranked first in the new Benchmarking Report from @aquaticlifeinstitute! Check out our blog to learn more and read the report. We are so proud to be recognized. #MakeitGAP

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/aquatic-life-institute-benchmarking-report-recognizes-g-a-p-s-new-aquaculture-standard-as-the-most-comprehensive/ (link in bio)

#fishwelfare #farmedsalmon #salmonstandard #animalwelfarecertified #farmedsalmonwelfare #farmedsalmonstandard #salmonindustry #salmon #fish #fishindustry
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Happy First Official Day of Summer! Have you fired up your grill yet? We love grilling for so many reasons but the #1 reason is that meat is always the star of the show. Looking for another marinade recipe to add to your arsenal? Try this greek marinade for pork chops -- marinate overnight, for the whole day, or marinate and freeze for later. Just don't forget to look for the Animal Welfare Certified label when you shop and #MakeitGAP!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/greek-pork-chops/ (link in bio)

#summergrilling #grillingrecipes #porkchops #porklover #pork #greekrecipes #marinade #grilling #meatrecipes #fireupthegrill #happysummer
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It's almost Father's Day! Still looking for ways to make Dad's Day special? Check out our latest blog with loads of grilling recipes and family activities to make it a Sunday to remember!

Happy Father's Day from the G.A.P. Team!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/makeitgap-when-you-celebrate-fathers-day/

#MakeitGAP #AnimalWelfareCertified #FathersDay #FathersDay2022 #DadsDay #recipes #meatrecipes #grillingrecipes #makedadsday #familytime #grilling
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It's grilling season! To celebrate the launch of our new G.A.P. Salmon Welfare Standards, we have found some delicious salmon recipes. You won't see the G.A.P. Certified label on salmon in your store just yet but we're working hard to find the right partners to make it happen.

Download the recipe here >>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/grilled-salmon-meyer-lemons/

#fishwelfare #farmedsalmon #salmon #bettersalmon #gapcertified #animalwelfarecertified #salmonlover #salmonrecipes #grilledsalmon #grillingrecipes #fishwelfarecertification
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We are proud to welcome another amazing pet food brand to the G.A.P. family! Thank you @honestkitchen for prioritizing farm animal welfare for your chicken recipes and treats! Congratulations on your G.A.P. Certification! #animalsmatter #MakeitGAP

Read more about the announcement here:
http://ow.ly/qlFA50JwzYG

#petfood #dogfood #dogtreats #certificationmatters #doglover #petlover #petindustry #animalwelfarecertified #betterchicken
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Have you heard the news? G.A.P. just launched welfare standards for farmed Atlantic salmon! That means #bettersalmon is just around the corner. G.A.P. has applied our unique, tiered approach to farmed salmon by developing 3 certification levels, or steps. Want to learn more about what these 3 Steps mean? Check out our latest blog here >>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/why-does-g-a-p-s-new-farmed-salmon-standard-have-3-steps

#MakeitGAP #AnimalWelfareCertified #farmedsalmon #salmon #farmedsalmonstandards #certificationmatters #fishwelfare #farmedfish #salmonindustry #getcertified
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It's World Oceans Day and we are ready to make a BIG SPLASH! G.A.P. is proud to announce our new Farmed Atlantic Salmon Standards!

G.A.P. has taken the same comprehensive, welfare-based outcomes approach and applied it to aquaculture. We have employed the same rigorous standards development process, comprehensive animal-based scoring systems, and "animal first" approach to develop our new farmed Atlantic salmon welfare standards. With your help in the coming years, we'll impact the lives of millions of farmed salmon across the world.

Read more about our launch in our latest blog and visit our new Salmon Standards page on our site. #MakeitGAP >>>>>

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/g-a-p-dives-into-aquaculture-with-new-farmed-salmon-welfare-standard (link.in bio)

#farmedsalmon #aquaculture #fishwelfare #animalwelfare #animalwelfarecertified #fishwelfarestandards #animalwelfarestandards #certificationmatters #farmedfishcertification #fishcertification #farmedsalmonindustry
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How do you give your grilled chicken breast an upgrade? Turn it into bruschetta! Who needs the bread when you can have bruschetta on a juicy, G.A.P. Certified chicken breast?! Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP when you shop.

View or download the recipe here >>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/grilled-bruschetta-chicken/ (link.in bio)

#chickenlover #chickenrecipe #chickenrecipes #animalwelfarecertified #winnerwinnerchickendinner #grilledchicken #bruschetta #summergrilling #grilling #grillingrecipes #healthyrecipes #lowcarb #summerbbq
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It's almost summer... which means it's BBQ time! And no BBQ would be complete without some good 'ol pasta salad! We found this delish recipe for pasta salad with our favorite ingredient - BACON. Check it out and download with the link below. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP when you shop for bacon!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/blt-pasta-salad/ (link.in bio)

#bacon #baconlover #blt #AnimalWelfareCertified #pastasalad #bbq #summerbbq #pastasaladrecipe #summerrecipe #summerrecipes #summersides
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Happy Memorial Day from the G.A.P. Team. Today, we remember and honor all of the men and women who serve. You are our heroes.
#MemorialDay #HappyMemorialDay #rememberandhonor #memorialday2022 #veterans #rememberthefallen
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May is National Pet Month - but isn't every month 'pet month' when it comes to our favorite furry friends?!? We hope you get to spend some quality time with your adoring pets over the long weekend - it's amazing how much they add to our lives, isn't it?

Don't forget that many of your favorite food brands are G.A.P. Certified or have G.A.P. Certified lines. Check out our Pet Parents page to learn more: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/pet-parents/.

#MakeitGAP #AnimalWelfareCertified #NationalPetMonth #petlover #doglover #catlover #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #petfood #dogfood #catfood #certificationmatters #loveyourpet
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May is Beef Month. Did you know that 83% of G.A.P. Certified cattle ranches meet our Pasture Raised / Step 4 animal welfare standards? Thank you to our all of our beef producers for their hard work and dedication to their animals and to their land. #MakeitGAP

Read more about our beef standards here:
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/standards/beef/ (link.in bio)

#AmimalWelfareCertified #pastureraised #beef #beeflover #beefmonth #cattlerancher #cattleranchers #ranchers #beefcattle
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Gearing up for some grilling this weekend? We thought so! If ribs are in your future, we have you covered. Check out our blog to learn how to make your ribs the envy of the neighborhood. And don't forget our Recipe page with TONS of great grilling recipes. Don't forget the wet naps!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/time-for-some-gap-rib-ucation/ (link.in bio)

#MakeitGAP #AnimalWelfareCertified #grilling #memorialday #memorialdayrecipes #ribs #porkribs #beefribs #riblover #ribucation #bestribs #ribtips #ribsfordays
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G.A.P. Brands & Retailers

3 Little Pigs

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

3 Little Pigs, LLC

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken, Pork

365 by Whole Foods Market

Retailers: Beef, Chicken, Pork, Turkey

365 Everyday Value

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

Allen Harim

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

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

Atkins Ranch

Manufacturing & Processors:
Lamb

Bay Valley Foods Inc.

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

Bell & Evans

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Bell & Evans

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

Best Dressed Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

Bilinski’s Sausage Mfg Co

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

Cafe Spice

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Campfire Treats

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

Canidae

Products & Brands
Chicken, Step 2

Capra Foods

Farms & Ranches: Lamb, Step 5

Charcutnuvo

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

Compass Group USA

Foodservice: Chicken

Continental Sausage

Manufacturing & Processors:
Beef, Pork

Country Natural Beef

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

DeBoer’s

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2

Diestel Turkey Ranch

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 3

Earth Animal

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

Egganic

Products & Brands: Laying Hens, Step 3

Emmaus Foods, LLC

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

EVOL

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 1; Chicken, Step 2; Pork, Step 1

Feltman’s of Coney Island

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 1

Filet of Chicken

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

Force of Nature

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

Fork in the Road Foods

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

FreeBird Chicken

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

Freshpet

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

Goodnight Brothers Country Ham

Manufacturing & Processors:
Pork

Gourmet Foods, Inc.

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken, Pork

Happy N Healthy Pet Products

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

Happy N’ Healthy Pet Products

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken, Beef

The Honest Kitchen

Products & Brands
Chicken, Step 1

Innovative Foods

Manufacturing & Processors:
Pork

Isernio’s Sausage Company

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken, Pork

JD Farms Specialty Turkey

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 1

Joyce Farms

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

Joyce Farms

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

La Quercia

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 4

LaBelle Patrimoine

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

Llano Seco Rancho

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 2

Maid-Rite Specialty Foods, LLC

Manufacturing & Processors:
Beef

Mary’s Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3 & 5

Mary’s Turkey

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 3 & 5

Meyer Natural Angus

Manufacturing & Processors:
Beef

Miller Poultry

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

Mosner Family Brands

Manufacturing & Processors:
Beef, Lamb, Pork

Naked Truth

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Nature’s Rancher

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

Norpel

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken, Step 2

Nuggets Healthy Eats

Pet Food Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Olli Salumeria

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1 & 3

Open Farm Pet

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

Open Prairie

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 1

Original Brat Hans

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 & 3

Panorama Meats

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

Patagonian Grass-Fed

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Pederson’s Natural Farms, Inc.

Manufacturing & Processors:
Pork

Perdue Farms

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

Pine Manor

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Pineland Farms Natural Meats, Inc.

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 1 & 4

Ranger – The Free Range Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

Reunion Foods

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1

Rocky Free Range Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

Rosie Organic Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

Rossdown Natural Foods

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

Roxy – The Organic Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

Seemore Meats & Veggies

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

Tarantino Meat Co

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken, Pork

Tender & True Pet Nutrition

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

Thompson Farms

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 4

Thrive Market

Retailers: Beef, Chicken, Pork, Turkey

TruBeef Organic

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

Villari Brothers

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1

Wayne Farms

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

Wellshire Farms

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

Wellshire Farms

Manufacturers & Processors:
Chicken, Beef, Pork

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