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.

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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 slow cooker recipe alternative to traditional chili? Try this delicious recipe made with white beans and pulled chicken. We recommend garnishing with avocados and jalapenos for extra flavor. Make a big pot and save the leftovers for a quick and easy lunch. Just look for the G.A.P. label and #MakeitGAP when you shop for chicken!

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It's National Justice for Animals Week. At G.A.P., we work with farmers, ranchers, brands, retailers, scientists, and animal advocates to improve the lives of farm animals raised for food. Confinements of any kind are not permitted in our comprehensive animal welfare standards. If you believe in our cause, consider a donation today. No amount is too small. You can also help by purchasing meat products with the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label. The more demand we can generate, the more animals we can impact. Thank you for your kind consideration.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/donate/

#farmanimalwelfare #donate #donation #support #thankyou
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You care about how animals are raised for food, which is why G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certification matters. Our label means something. It means that every farm was certified by a 3rd party auditor affirming that G.A.P.'s rigorous farm animal welfare standards were met. Learn more about G.A.P. certification, and look for the label on brands you love.

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

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Happy Valentine's Day from the G.A.P. Team! Need a quick recipe for an impromptu date night at home? Nothing says "I love you" like filet mignon. 💞 Download this recipe, pick up the ingredients on your way home from work and be a Valentine Hero. Enjoy! #MakeitGAP

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/cast-iron-filet-mignon/ (link.in bio)

#valentinesdayrecipes #valentinesrecipes #filetmignon #beeflover #specialdinner #happyvalentinesday
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Looking for a special way to share Valentine's Day with your partner? Stay home and cook together! We've compiled some delicious recipes to show your Valentine you care. Shop this weekend and bring on the love! Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP when you shop for your proteins.

Check out our latest blog here >>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/makeitgap-for-valentines-day-dinner/ (link.in bio)

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Brrrr... it's cold outside! Ok, maybe our Floridians and Southern Californians are still enjoying sunny skies, but the rest of us are searching through our stews, soups, and slow-cooker recipes this week. 🥶 We love this light but hearty chicken sausage soup recipe you can make in your Crockpot. Purchase your favorite sausage, veggies, and white beans, and warmth is right around the corner. Don't forget to #MakeitGAP when you shop for sausage! Enjoy!

Get the recipe here >>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/recipe/slow-cooker-chicken-sausage-and-white-bean-stew/ (link.in bio)

#sausagelover #slowcooker #slowcookerrecipes #easyrecipes #chickensausage #souprecipes #winterrecipes #souplover
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Planning a football-watching party this weekend? Or getting prepared for the big Super Bowl party in a couple of weeks? Check out our G.A.P.-etizer blog with recipe ideas guaranteed to score with your guests. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP!

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#gameday #gamedayrecipes #superbowlrecipes #superbowl #footballparty #partyappetizers #appetizerideas #appetizerrecipes #meatlover
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We are proud that so many high-quality pet brands prioritize G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certification when they source meat for their products. Pet food brands not only help us build awareness, they also help with carcass utilization for a more sustainable future. Check out our Pet Parents page and shop brands that are G.A.P. Certified. Your pet will thank you too! #MakeitGAP

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

#petfood #petindustry #welovepets #dogfood #catfood #animalwelfare #certificationmatters
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Have you tried @Amylufoods chicken sausages yet? They recently launched 4 unique and delicious flavors that are all G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified! Look for them the next time you shop at your local @wholefoods. Check out our recent blog to learn more about the launch and Amylu!
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/amylu-foods-launches-new-g-a-p-certified-chicken-sausage-flavors/ (link.in bio)

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Looking for a yummy one-pan meal you can make ahead? Stuffed peppers always deliver. Check out this recipe and use your ground meat of choice - beef, turkey, chicken, bison, or lamb. Bon Appetit! #MakeitGAP

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/recipe/beef-stuffed-bell-peppers-2/ (link.in bio)

#easyrecipes #stuffedpeppers #meatlover #mealplanning #weeknightdinners #dinnerideas #dinnerrecipes
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It's National Milk Day! Did you know that G.A.P. has animal welfare standards for dairy cattle? We are working with several dairy farms on their G.A.P. Certification so that you can find the G.A.P. label on dairy products soon.

Want to learn more about our comprehensive standards for dairy cattle? Check out our standards document below, complete with detailed diagrams and illustrations. Another reason to trust the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label when you shop. #MakeitGAP

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/standards/dairy-cattle/ (link.in bio)

#happymilkday #milkday #nationalmilkday #certificationmatters #dairycattle #dairystandards #dairyfarms #dairyfarming
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G.A.P.'s Better Chicken Project is in the news! Check out this recent article from Bloomberg highlighting our Better Chicken Project Certified labeled chicken now available at Whole Foods Market.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-01-06/whole-foods-touts-new-leaner-chicken-in-nod-to-welfare-concerns (link.in bio)

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Great news! The G.A.P. Better Chicken Project Certified label is available at your local @wholefoods store. Look for the G.A.P. Better Chicken Project label and taste the difference. Thanks for helping us #MakeitGAP!

Read our latest blog post here >>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/g-a-p-s-better-chicken-project-label-now-available-at-whole-foods-market/ (link.in bio)

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Looking for a quick one-pot skillet meal? Try this delicious Green Gyro Skillet recipe! Make it with your ground meat of choice -- lamb, beef, turkey, chicken, or bison. Just don't forget to look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label when you shop. Enjoy!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/recipe/easy-greek-gyro-skillet/ (link.in bio)

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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

Butcher Box

Products & Brands:
Step 3/Step 4/Better Chicken Project

Cafe Spice

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Campfire Treats

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

Canidae

Products & Brands
Chicken, Step 2

Capra Foods

Farms & Ranches: Lamb, Step 5

Charcutnuvo

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

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 1

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

Evermore Pet Food

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

EVOL

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

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

Halo Pets

Products & Brands:

Happy N Healthy Pet Products

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

Happy N’ Healthy Pet Products

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken, Beef

The Honest Kitchen

Products & Brands
Chicken, Step 1

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 & 4

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

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

Patagonian Grass-Fed

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Pederson’s Natural Farms, Inc.

Manufacturing & Processors:
Pork

Perdue Farms

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

Pine Manor

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Pineland Farms Natural Meats, Inc.

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 1 & 4

Ranger – The Free Range Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

RAWR

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

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

Tarantino Meat Co

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken, Pork

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 4

Thrive Market

Retailers: Beef, Chicken, Pork, Turkey

TruBeef Organic

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

Villari Food Group

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1

Wayne Farms

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken

Wellshire Farms

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

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