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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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

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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

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unknown?

Cost Concerns

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concerns?

Access to Supply

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supply?

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#MakeItGAP on Instagram

Today, we celebrate a true trailblazer, Martin Luther King, Jr. He moved the needle for change with every action and word he used. His passion and advocacy continues to inspire agencies, businesses, and organizations today and everyday.

To quote his wise words, "The time is always right to do what is right." We couldn't agree more.

#MakeitGAP #mlkday #change #mlk #trailblazer #changemakers
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We're so excited to share a promotion our G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified partner Panorama Grass-Fed Meats is running all month -- the #grassfedchallenge! Visit @panoramameats for recipes featuring their organic, grass-fed beef as well as cooking tips and giveaways. Post a photo of the meals you’ve prepared using grass-fed beef and tag #grassfedchallenge to be entered to win a prize!

Thanks Panorama for helping us #MakeitGAP! We're so proud to call you a G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified partner. #beef #GrassFedBeef #grassfedmeat #beefrecipes #keto
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G.A.P. Partner Spotlight 777 Bison Ranch

Exciting news! We are so excited to announce that @777bisonranch is our first official G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified bison ranch! 777 Bison Ranch is located in beautiful Hermosa, South Dakota and has been in the Hillenbrand family for over 40 years. Originally from Indiana, the Hillenbrand family bought the South Dakota ranch in the 70’s and the kids spent their summers there. The family decided to move there in 1980 when they purchased bison, and their bison herd had their first calves after the blizzard of 1983.

Mimi Hillenbrand now leads the operation, raising over 1,000 bison each year. Mimi believes deeply in the value of holistic management, grazing planning and protecting the soil and land as well as their animals. 777 Bison Ranch raises their bison on pasture year-round, earning G.A.P.’s Pasture Raised / Step 4 Animal Welfare Certification. Congratulations 777 Bison Ranch! We are so thrilled to have you on board.

Check out our recent blog to learn more about Mimi and the 777 Ranch >>>>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/gap-welcomes-777-bison-ranch/ (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #bison #regenerativeagriculture #bisonofinstagram
(Photo credit: Brusseau Productions)
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Care for some "jar-cuterie"? Yes, please! How cute is this little invention? Convert small mason jars into a fun appetizer or unique snack for the kids. Just make sure to #MakeitGAP and when it comes to the meats. We recommend G.A.P. Certified brands @laquercia and @olli_salumeria for your charcuterie. Enjoy!

Find more G.A.P. Certified on our "For Shoppers" page here:
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/shoppers/ (link in bio)

#charcuterie #snackbouquet #snackideas #appetizers
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Did you know that G.A.P.'s animal welfare standards are based in science and cover the entire lifecycle of the animal? That's why we audit every farm every 15 months - so our independent auditors can observe the animals through different seasons and through different life stages to ensure they are meeting our G.A.P. standards.

You'll also feel good knowing that every team member on our standards development team, as well as our Executive Director, holds advanced degrees in animal behavior science. When G.A.P. develops new standards and evolves existing ones, you can rest assured that the animal's wants and needs are at the center. We also rely on input from our Scientific Advisory Committee as we release new and revised animal welfare standards.

Learn more about our standards development process here:
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/standards/ and when you're at the store, #MakeitGAP! (link in bio)

#farmanimalwelfare #sciencematters #makeadifference
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It's National Bloody Mary Day! Is it really any surprise that the best morning-after-party drink celebrates its big day on January 1st?! Be sure to #MakeitGAP and garnish with some G.A.P. Certified bacon. Cheers to 2021! 🍾🎉

#bloodymarytime #nationalbloodymaryday #happynewyear
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You guessed it... it's National Bacon Day! Seriously. How can you have a bad day if you add a little bacon to it?!? 🥓Bacon for breakfast, BLT for lunch, bacon wrapped pork tenderloin for dinner, and maple bacon cupcakes for dessert. Yep, sounds about right. Check out our G.A.P. Recipe page for ideas. Trust us, you'll be inspired. We even found a bacon lattice apple pie recipe!

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

Thanks for our G.A.P. Certified partners who help make it happen. @naturesrancher @americanpasturepork @beckerlaneorganic @coldspringranch @deckfamilyfarm @greenbrierfarms @organicprairie @karrofoodgroup @leidysmeats1893 @dubreton @mayfairfarmnh @mcdowellfarms @mosnerfambrands @newfashionpork @nimanranch @ranchollanoseco @schenkerfarms @thompsonfarms @villari_foods @reunionfoods

#MakeitGAP #bacon #baconlover #nationalbaconday
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Have you considered including G.A.P. in your charitable giving before the end of the year? There's still time to help us make an impact for farm animals.

According to the @aspca 95% of farm animals in the US are raised on factory farms. Every donation truly helps us move the needle. Funds go directly toward evolving our animal welfare standards through research and field-testing, as well as helping us bring new farms and brands into the program to broaden our impact.

Just remember that all gifts must be postmarked by December 31st, 2020 and all online transactions must be receipted before midnight on 12/31. Many employers also have matching gift programs so your impact is doubled.

Thank you for helping us end 2020 strong. As always, we appreciate your support. #MakeitGAP

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

#donatetoday #donatenow #donate
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Leftover ham? Don't let it go to waste. Check out this delicious and easy recipe for ham and cheese pinwheels.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/ham-cheese-pinwheels/
(link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #holidayham #hamrecipes #leftovers
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From our families to yours, we wish you a peaceful, healthy holiday season. Thank you for helping us make an impact on the lives of farm animals across the globe. ...

If you're unwinding over the next few days (or weeks) with a cocktail, check out this fun recipe for a Maple Bourbon Old Fashioned... garnished with a strip (or 2) of G.A.P. Certified bacon of course! Happy Holidays everyone! And cheers to a new year!

RECIPE
1/2 teaspoon maple syrup, or to taste
3 dashes bitters
1 teaspoon water
2 ounces bourbon
Cooked bacon strips, for garnish

Add the maple syrup and bitters to a highball glass, add water and stir. Add a few large ice cubes and bourbon and stir to combine. Garnish with a strip of bacon. Enjoy!
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Well, it's the holiday season once again. For those celebrating Hanukkah, we hope you're having a joyful celebration this week. Christmas and Kwanzaa are just around the corner, so if you are looking for some celebration inspiration, check out our new blog on Celebrating the Holiday Season. We're hoping many of you will be able to enjoy some downtime as we bring 2020 to an end. Happiest of holidays from the G.A.P. team!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/celebrate-the-season/ (link in bio)

#holidayseason #holidays2020 #MakeitGAP #celebrate
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Starting to make plans for a special family holiday meal? Check out this mouth-watering recipe for herb roasted rack of lamb served with cranberry + mint chutney. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP when you purchase your lamb at the store!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/roasted-rack-lamb/ (link in bio)

#rackoflamb #holidaydinner #lambrecipes #holidayseason
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It's the last day of our 12 Days of G.A.P. Gifting! We hope our partner's food boxes have inspired you to get creative this year with your online shopping. Did you know that all chicken sold by @butcher_box is G.A.P. Certified? Check out their assortment of holiday boxes or make your own. Happy Holidays everyone!

https://www.butcherbox.com/shop/all-boxes

#MakeitGAP #butcherbox #chicken #holidaygifts #foodgifts
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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

Range Patagonian Grass-Fed

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Bell & Evans

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Nuggets Healthy Eats

Pet Food Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

DeBoer’s

Farms & Ranches:
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

Earth Animal

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 / Turkey, 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

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

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

Reunion Foods

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1

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