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.

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Innovation is one of G.A.P.'s core values. We are always looking for ways to leverage technology to make the handling of animals raised to our standards more effective and efficient. That's why we've partnered with @herddogg, a technology partner who is helping G.A.P. develop a custom app for performing animal assessments in real-time on-farm. We are currently piloting the app with our new Dairy Standard and excited to understand the possibilities of incorporating the technology with more partners. Raising animals is a complex business. If technology can help both the farmer, the Certifier, AND the animal, we are all in.

Check out the recent press release announcing the G.A.P. / HerdDogg partnership.

https://www.prweb.com/releases/global_animal_partnership_partners_with_herddogg_launches_dairy_standard/prweb18272646.htm (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #technology #innovation #leveragingtechnology #farmanimalwelfare #farmanimals #makinganimpact
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Looking for another easy recipe that only requires one pan? We have another winner! Break out your sheet pan and make this delicious pork tenderloin and balsamic roasted vegetables recipe this week. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/sheet-pan-pork-tenderloin/ (link in bio)

#weeknightmeals #easyrecipes #porkloin #porklovers #sheetpandinner #dinnerisserved #familydinner #porkrecipe #porkrecipes
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What we all need now is some comfort food, am I right?? Here's a one-pot meal that is sure to hit the spot. All you need is G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified ground beef, beef stock, and lots of veggies. (Skip the kidney beans to make it Keto-friendly.) Great for a weeknight meal, or double it for a bigger gathering.

Get the recipe here >>>>>>>>>>>>> https://globalanimalpartnership.org/hearty-beef-cabbage-soup/

#MakeitGAP #beefrecipes #familymeals #easyrecipes #groundbeef #beeflovers #soup #soupseason #fallcooking #souprecipes
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We can't wait to participate in the Pet Sustainability Coalition #ImpactUnleashed virtual conference tomorrow! G.A.P. Executive Director, Anne Malleau, will be speaking about the G.A.P. program and will be joined by several of our partners in a panel about farm animal welfare and sustainability. If you're attending, message us!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/pet-parents/ (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #sustainability #petindustry #farmanimalwelfare #certificationmatters #petfood
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Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. Very best wishes to all of our Canadian team members, partners, and friends for a day filled with delicious food, fellowship, and fun!

#MakeitGAP #canadianthanksgiving #happycanadianthanksgiving #givethanks #thankful #familytime #familymeals
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In 2020, pet ownership rose to a new high -- 70% of households. Pets are truly a part of the family, don't you agree? If you 've been in a pet store lately, you've probably noticed the pet aisle is changing... for the better. We all care deeply about the food and treats we are feeding our pets and, today, there are more options than ever. Doesn't it make you feel good knowing that a growing number of pet brands are sourcing G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified ingredients for their products? After all, ALL animals matter. Look for the G.A.P. Certified label when you shop for your pet. And check out our latest blog about the changes in pet food and why you should shop for brands raising the bar. >>>>>>>>>

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/gap-animal-welfare-certification-because-all-animals-matter/ (link in bio)

@tenderandtruepet @openfarmpet @halopets @canidaepetfood @nuggetshealthyeats @freshpet @earthanimal1979 @wild.patagonian

#MakeitGAP #petfood #certifcationmatters #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #doglover #catlover #dogfood #catfood #responsiblysourced #animalwelfare #sustainability #petindustry
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Find yourself making the same recipes week in and week out? Time to mix it up... and spice it up! There's a new sauce in town - and it's called harissa. Find it in the international food section of your grocery store and you'll be glad you did. It's a fiery sauce made up of red chiles, garlic, citrus, and other spices. You can also search for a harissa sauce recipe (or paste) to make your own. Then, spread it under the skin of your favorite G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified bone-in chicken pieces - we love thighs - and get ready for a dinner fiesta. Check out this recipe for an easy sheet pan dinner and make your grocery list! >>>>>>

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/sheet-pan-harissa-chicken-dinner/

#MakeitGAP #chickenrecipes #dinnerrecipes #easydinners #easyrecipes #spiceitup #harissasauce #harissachicken #chickenrecipe #easymeals #harissachicken #tastyfood
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In anticipation of our Broiler Breeds announcement next week (and because it's the last day of Chicken Month!), we'd like to share some information with you about G.A.P.'s Better Chicken Project. We've been fielding inquiries from our company email, and from partners and other stakeholders, so we included those questions and answers in our most recent blog. Check it out and stay tuned on our social channels and Better Chicken Project page for more announcements.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/questions-about-gaps-better-chicken-project-we-have-answers/

#betterchickenproject #betterchicken #broilerchickens #innovation #farmanimalwelfare #chicken #chickenfarming #poultryfarming
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Looking for an easy weeknight dinner recipe that's sure to please? Try this yummy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole dish. Yes, we know, we had you at "tater tot". 😋 Just don't forget to look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label when you shop for your chicken. Hint, hint: the rotisserie chickens at Whole Foods Market are G.A.P. Certified -- and all you have to do is debone and shred to make this recipe even easier. Enjoy!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/chicken-tater-tot-casserole/

#MakeitGAP #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickenrecipe #easyrecipes #weeknightdinner #familydinner #chickenlovers #tatertots #comfortfood
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G.A.P. exists to positively impact the lives of farm animals raised for food. G.A.P.'s detailed, comprehensive standards include requirements related to the animal's environment, diet, and overall management from birth to harvest.

The purpose of G.A.P.'s #BetterChickenProject is to better understand the impact of broiler chicken genetics on the animals' overall welfare, and how we can use this data to reinvent the modern day broiler. Breed is the final piece in the overall broiler chicken welfare puzzle. With our commitment to both continuous improvement and a science-based approach, we will be publishing our new broiler breed assessment protocol and revising our Broiler Chicken Standards in 2022 to include a growing list of acceptable breeds eligible for G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certification.

Check out our Better Chicken Project for more information and ongoing updates. https://globalanimalpartnership.org/better-chicken-project/

#MakeitGAP #betterchicken #certificationmatters #farmanimalwelfare #chicken #chickenfarming
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It's officially fall! Time to grab your stockpot and make some soup! G.A.P.'s headquarters are in Texas, so naturally, our first fall soup recipe is Chicken Tortilla Soup -- made with G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified chicken, of course! Make it this weekend while you watch football, and make extra for next week's lunches. We can smell it simmering already. Enjoy!

Get the recipe here >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/best-chicken-tortilla-soup/

#MakeitGAP #chickentortillasoup #chickensoup #souptime #happyfall #happyfriday #happyfallyall #chickenrecipes #chickenrecipe #souprecipes
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It's National Cheeseburger Day! I mean, do we really need another excuse to have a burger?! Of course we do. Just make sure to look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label and #MakeitGAP when you buy your ground meat. Whether you prefer beef, bison, turkey, or chicken, the end result is a juicy patty of yum. Have a great weekend!

One of our favorite burger recipes... get it here>>>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/brunch-burger-avocado-bacon-egg/

#nationalcheeseburgerday #burgers #cheeseburgers #burgerrecipes #beeflover #turkeylover #chickenlover #bisonlover #burgerlover #burgerlove #cheeseburgerday #yesplease
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It's Farm Animal Awareness Week. At G.A.P., our vision is a world where farm animals are treated with compassion, managed to a science-based standard, and permitted to express their natural behavior.... AND a world where consumers are empowered to make informed purchasing decisions based on transparent animal welfare criteria and labeling. Help us impact the lives of farm animals by looking for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label when you shop. #MakeitGAP #FarmAnimalAwarenessWeek

Learn more about our mission here: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/mission-vision/. (link in bio)
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Did you know that chickens represent 90% of all farm animals processed for meat annually? That's a huge number. G.A.P. is working to get more farms into our program to positively impact the millions of chickens raised for food each year. Many companies have pledged their support for the Better Chicken Commitment, an initiative started by advocacy groups including @ASPCA and @ciwf to source G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified chicken under our new breed and welfare standards. Generating demand through corporate commitments means that supply will come - supply in the form of more farms committed to G.A.P. animal welfare standards.

Change takes time and patience, but we are committed to reinventing the modern-day broiler to achieve better welfare outcomes for millions of chickens raised for food each year.

Want to read more about chickens and why you should care? Check out our blog post here >>>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/why-should-you-care-about-broiler-chicken-welfare/ (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #betterchickenproject #betterchicken #broilerchickens #farmanimalwelfare #certificationmatters
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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

Canidae

Pet Food Products & Brands
Chicken, Step 2

Capra Foods

Farms & Ranches: Lamb, Step 5

Charcutnuvo

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

Coleman Natural Foods

Manufacturing & Processors:
Pork

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

Family Ranch

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

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

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

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

Pederson’s Natural Farms, Inc.

Manufacturing & Processors:
Pork

Perdue Farms

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

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

Patagonian Grass-Fed

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 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

Tender & True Pet Nutrition

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

Tarantino Meat Co

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken, Pork

Thompson Farms

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 5+

Thrive Market

Retailers: Beef, Chicken, Pork, Turkey

Wild Patagonian

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

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 & 5

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