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?

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

Looking for a light spring meal with lean protein? Check out this delicious Strawberry Chicken Salad. It's berry season so bonus points if you go pick your own! Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP!

Get the recipe here >>>>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/strawberry-chicken-salad/ (link in bio)

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It's National Prime Rib Day! It's hard to resist this juicy, marbled delicious cut of high-quality beef. Make it tonight or roast it this weekend - just don't forget to #MakeitGAP!

You can find G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified beef in your local @wholefoodsmarket stores, many online retailers and local delivery services, and several of our G.A.P. Certified partners also ship directly. Check out our "For Shoppers" page to find brands you can trust. https://globalanimalpartnership.org/shoppers/ (link in bio)

#primerib #primeribdinner #primeribnight #primeribroast #beef #beefeater #beefitswhatsfordinner
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It's Earth Day! At G.A.P., we are grateful that so many of our pasture-raised partners use regenerative agriculture methods like rotational grazing and holistic management to manage their animals and their land. We also celebrate partners @777bisonranch, @atkinsranch, @whiteoakpastures, @rangepatagonian, @forceofnaturemeats, and @applegate for their commitment to the Savory Institute's Land-to-Market regenerative program. The program certification is focused on soil health, biodiversity and ecosystem outcomes. Thank you to these companies and all of our partners who are both stewards for our animals and our land.
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Are you itching to get back to using your grill? We have a recipe worth getting fired up for! 🔥Try these jalapeno popper burgers! A deliciously spicy marriage of your favorite app with your favorite protein. Don't forget the napkins! 😋

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/jalapeno-popper-burgers/
(link in bio)

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When you shop at Whole Foods Market, are you looking for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label? We hope so! Many Whole Foods Market stores prominently display the G.A.P. Certification tiers (or "steps") behind the meat counter. Have you seen this sign?

G.A.P. is proud to be setting the standard for farm animal welfare in grocers like Whole Foods Market, Thrive Market, national pet retail chains, and many specialty online and brick-and-mortar stores across the country. For more information about what each of our steps mean, don't forget our handy reference chart on CertifiedGAP.org. The G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label is truly the label you can trust. Thank you for voting with your dollars for better animal welfare practices.

#MakeitGAP #labelsmatter #farmanimalwelfare #thankafarmer
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Happy as a pig in mud! 🐷We've all heard the phrase but do you know why pigs are happy in mud? Pigs don't have functional sweat glands so, to cool down, they need prolonged moisture. Mud keeps the pig's skin wet longer than just water, so they can "keep their cool" much longer.

For all pigs raised to G.A.P.'s Outdoor Access (Step 3) animal welfare standards and higher, we require that pigs have outdoor enrichments like wallows, outdoor sprinklers, and showers. Just one more way our standards positively impact the lives of farm animals. Want to know more about our pig standards? Check them out here >>> https://globalanimalpartnership.org/standards/pig/. (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #pigfarm #pigfarming #GAPFarmLife #mudbath
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Looking for a 15-minute dinner that will make your loved ones happy? Try this delicious Pork Fried Rice recipe. Make it with G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified ground pork and feel good about the meat you eat. Get the recipe now >>>>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/pork-fried-rice/

#MakeitGAP #porkfriedrice #groundpork #porklovers #porkrecipes #porkrice #quickdinnerrecipes #quickdinnerideas
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Did you know? G.A.P. has a Scientific Advisory Committee made up of scientists, doctors, and professors who advise G.A.P. on the latest scientific findings and provide feedback on new and existing standards. Learn more about our Scientific Advisory Committee and how they help us ensure that our standards reflect the most current, up-to-date research from the scientific community. We value and appreciate their commitment to our program and to animal welfare.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/scientific-advisory-committee/

#MakeitGAP #science #research #sciencebased #sciencematters
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Time for a new chicken recipe! We love this one-pan chicken piccata made with lemon juice and capers. Serve with a salad for a light spring meal or with a side of pasta for a heartier dinner. Just don't forget to look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label when you shop and #MakeitGAP!

Download the recipe here (link in bio) >>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/chicken-piccata/

#chickenrecipes #chickenpiccata #chickenfordinner #chickenmeals #cookingfromhome
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The G.A.P. team wishes you all a peaceful Easter holiday. Thank you for your efforts to #MakeitGAP today and every day.

#easter #eastereggs #eastersunday #eaaster2021 #happyeaster
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G.A.P. has a vision. We strive for a world where farm animals are treated with compassion, managed to a science-based standard, and permitted to express their natural behavior, and where consumers are empowered to make informed purchasing decisions based on transparent animal welfare criteria and labeling.

Every time you purchase a product with the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label you are voting with your dollars for better animal welfare practices and supporting our vision for farm animals and the world. #MakeitGAP

Learn more about our mission, vision, and team here (link in bio):
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/mission-vision/

#farmanimalwelfare #animalwelfare #certificationmatters #vision
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Did you know you can get G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified products delivered to your door? Many of our partners ship directly. Check out the 'For Shoppers' page on our website, scroll down to 'Order G.A.P. Certified Now', select a G.A.P. partner, and add delicious proteins to your cart. Enjoy! #MakeitGAP

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/shoppers/ (link in bio)

#meatlover #shoponlinenow #meat #homedelivery #homedeliveryavailable #farmanimalwelfare #certificationmatters
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Easter is almost here. Do you have a plan? From ham to lamb and all proteins in between, G.A.P. has a recipe for you. Take our Easter "Meat Personality Quiz" and #MakeitGAP this weekend!

Click to our blog to get your Easter juices flowing:
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/celebrate-the-season-2/ (link in bio)

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G.A.P. Brands & Retailers

3 Little Pigs

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

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

Cafe Spice

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Canidae

Pet Food Products & Brands
Chicken, Step 2

Charcutnuvo

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

Compass Group USA

Foodservice: Chicken

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

Feltman’s of Coney Island

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 1

Force of Nature

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

EVOL

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

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

Nuggets Healthy Eats

Pet Food Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Olli Salumeria

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1 & 3

Only Natural Pet

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 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

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 1 & 4

Range Patagonian Grass-Fed

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

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

Seemore Meats & Veggies

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

Serenity Kids

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 4

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 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