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.

Get LPA Certified
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.

GET STARTED
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
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?

Fear of the Unknown

Fear of the
unknown?

Cost Concerns

Cost
concerns?

Access to Supply

Access to
supply?

Bring us your challenge. We are problem solvers.
We will help you grow your business and your brand.

#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
...

#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
...

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
...

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
...

#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
...

#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
...

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
...

#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
...

G.A.P. Brands & Retailers

365 by Whole Foods Market

Retailers: Beef, Chicken, Pork, Turkey

0

Serenity Kids

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 4

0

EVOL

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

0

365 Everyday Value

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

0

Americhicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

0

Applegate Farms

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

0

Atkins Ranch

Products & Brands:
Lamb, Step 4

0

Bell & Evans

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

0

Best Dressed Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

0

Bilinski’s Sausage Mfg Co

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

0

Compass Group USA

Foodservice: Chicken

1

Continental Sausage

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

1

Country Natural Beef

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

0

Diestel Turkey Ranch

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 3

0

Family Ranch

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

0

Fork in the Road Foods

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

0

Freshpet

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

0

Happy N Healthy Pet Products

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

0

JD Farms Specialty Turkey

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 1

0

Joyce Farms

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

0

La Quercia

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 4

0

Llano Seco Rancho

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 2

0

Mary’s Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3 & 5

0

Mary’s Turkey

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 3 & 5

0

Naked Truth

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

0

Nature’s Rancher

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

0

Olli Salumeria

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1 & 3

0

Only Natural Pet

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

0

Open Farm Inc.

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

0

Original Brat Hans

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 & 3

0

Panorama Meats

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

0

Perky Jerky

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

0

Pine Manor

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

0

Pineland Farms Natural Meats, Inc.

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 1 & 4

0

Reunion Foods

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1

0

Tender & True Pet Nutrition

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

0

Thompson Farms

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 5+

0

Thrive Market

Retailers: Beef, Chicken, Pork, Turkey

0

Wellshire Farms

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

0

Western Grassfed Beef

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

0

Whole Foods Market

Retailers: Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Pork, Turkey

0

Yorkshire Valley Farms Ltd.

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 2

0