When it comes to retail,
GAP 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

GAP's Labeled Product Authorization Program

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

By displaying the GAP 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 GAP Partner?

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

GAP Partner Businesses: Foodservice

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

GAP Partner Businesses: Manufacturer

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

GAP Partner Businesses: Retailers

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

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Why Choose GAP?

Why GAP?

Why GAP? Industry Experience

Industry Experience

The GAP 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 GAP? Competitive Advantage

Competitive Advantage

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

Why GAP? 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 GAP? 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 GAP CERTIFIED

GAP 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 GAP certified:

Steps to Getting GAP Certified: Step 1

GAP APPLICATION SUBMITTED

IDENTIFY PRODUCT SUPPLY NEEDS WITH GAP TEAM

REVIEW & PREPARE FOR CHAIN OF CUSTODY/LABELING REQUIREMENTS

RECEIVE USDA-FSIS APPROVAL & SEND TO GAP

PROMOTE YOUR CERTIFICATION

The Label Consumers Can Trust

GAP Animal Welfare Certified Step 1
GAP Animal Welfare Certified Step 2
GAP Animal Welfare Certified Step 3
GAP Animal Welfare Certified Step 4
GAP Animal Welfare Certified Step 5
GAP Animal Welfare Certified Step 5+

GAP’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

Access to
supply?

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

#MakeItGAP on Instagram

Partner Spotlight | @HunterCattle
Today we are happy to shine the spotlight on Hunter Cattle, one of our Pasture Raised (Step 4) cattle ranchers in Stilson, Georgia. Like many of our GAP farms, Hunter Cattle is truly a family affair, established by the Ferguson family nine years ago when they fell in love with a piece of property and decided it was the perfect place to put down roots and build their family.

Their GAP Certified cattle are raised outside in pasture throughout their entire lives, are never given antibiotics or growth hormones, and feed on grass in the pasture.

Hunter Cattle is proud to supply many local restaurants and are grateful for the community that supports them. They continually host agrotourism events and educational tours for schools, scout troops, churches and any group that wants to experience farm life. Thank you for supporting farm animal welfare! www.huntercattle.com #MakeItGAP #HunterCattle #agrotourism #farmlife #beefcattle #Georgiaagriculture #beeffarmer #farmer #knowyourfood #knowyourfarmer
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | GAP's Project Manager/Creative Support Director, Chrissy, shares one of her favorite side dishes for holiday entertaining -- chicken tater tot casserole.

Get this recipe that's full of flavorful chicken, tater tots, cheese and veggies here →→→ https://globalanimalpartnership.org/recipes or see the recipes link in our bio.

Stay tuned here as we'll be sharing more favorite holiday recipes from our team. #Recipes #HolidayRecipes #HolidayEntertaining #animalwelfare #humanelyraised #chicken #slowfood #appetizers #tatertot #casserole
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | We're sharing a new recipe for Bagel Lox Bites from Shannon, GAP's Aquaculture Welfare Specialist.

Shannon says this is her go-to recipe for entertaining guests. Get the recipe here →→→ https://globalanimalpartnership.org/lox-bites or see the recipes link in our bio.
Stay tuned here as we'll be sharing more favorite holiday recipes from our team across the next few months. #NationalSeafoodMonth #Recipes #bagel #lox #seafood #holidayrecipes #holidayentertaining #seafoodmonth #animalwelfare #humanelyraised
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | We're sharing a recipe for Brined Holiday Turkey from Anne, GAP's Executive Director, based in Canada.
Anne tells us she'll be celebrating this weekend (Thanksgiving in Canada is this Monday) with this recipe. Get the details at the recipes link in our bio, or visit this URL, →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/brined-holiday-turkey.

Stay tuned here as we'll be sharing more favorite holiday recipes from our team across the next few months. #recipes #CanadianThanksgiving #Thanksgiving #gather #feast #holidays #holidayentertaining #comfortfood #Autumn #Fall #celebrate #dinnerparty #brinedturkey #humanelyraised #animalwelfare #roastturkey #turkeyrecipes #meat
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | Food is the unifying force that brings us all together. So many of our family traditions and get togethers revolve around mealtime.

At Global Animal Partnership, we honor the land, the animals, and the farmers and ranchers who provide us with healthy foods that nourish our bodies and feed our souls. That’s why we have collected a series of recipes from our GAP team members to share with you. Some are family recipes, and some are adapted from cookbooks and websites we’ve come across over the years.

Our first recipe is for 🥓Tomato Bacon Soup 🥓from Krysta, GAP's Senior Farm Animal Welfare Specialist based in Canada. Bacon lovers, get Krysta's recipe (a favorite for Canadian Thanksgiving, which is just around the corner) here →→→ https://globalanimalpartnership.org/tomato-bacon-soup or see the '#MakeItGAP Recipes' link in our bio.

Stay tuned here as we'll be sharing more team recipes across the next few months. #bacon #soup #comfortfood #fallfood #autumnfood #CanadianThanksgiving #appetizerrecipe #pork #baconlovers #animalwelfare #humanelyraised #stew
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Canadian 🇨🇦Thanksgiving is coming up soon (Monday, October 14th.) Will you be looking for the Global Animal Partnership animal welfare label on turkey when you shop for your holiday gathering?

When you see the GAP label, you can feel confident that the animals have been raised following comprehensive standards focused on their care and welfare.

Learn more about Global Animal Partnership’s Animal Welfare Rating Program here: globalanimalpartnership.org/shoppers. #MakeItGAP #CanadianThanksgiving #Thanksgiving #turkey #Thanksgivingturkey #holidayentertaining #foodie #meat #humanelyraised #animalwelfare #organicturkey #freerangeturkey
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GAP 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, Turkey Step 4, 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 / Turkey, Step 1 & 3

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

Pacific Foods of Oregon, Inc.

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 4

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