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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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?

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unknown?

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concerns?

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TGIF! What are you grilling this weekend? May we suggest some G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified juicy sausages? The G.A.P. label always means NO antibiotics and NO added hormones. Quality starts with better animal welfare.

(Yes, our mouth is watering too.)

#MakeitGAP #summergrilling #sausage #fridaymood
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Summer is great for charcuterie boards, but what about sausage boards? Now you're talkin'. Check out today's sausage mixed grill recipe. Grill your favorite sausage varieties with your favorite veggies (or pineapple!) and voila! Dinner is served.

Check out the recipe here and get creative! >>> https://globalanimalpartnership.org/sausage-mixed-grill/

#MakeitGAP #sausage #sausageparty #summer
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Who doesn't love a good "power" bowl? Our recipe inspiration today includes grilled sausage and veggies combined with your favorite rice or quinoa and chimichurri sauce.

Check out the recipe here >>> https://globalanimalpartnership.org/grilled-sausage-mushroom-bowls/

Look for G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified brands Bilinski Sausage Co Seemore Meats & Veggies Fork In The Road Foods Applegate and Charcutnuvo the next time you shop and #MakeitGAP!

#sausage #sausages #powerbowl #sausageparty
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Who loves turkey legs? 🙋Oh, how we long for our favorite summer carnival meal. But you know what? You can make some at home on your grill or in your smoker! This recipe may just have you setting up some carnival games in your backyard this weekend.

Check it out here >>> https://globalanimalpartnership.org/bbq-turkey-legs/. And don't forget to #MakeitGAP by looking for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label when you shop!

#turkeylegsfordays #thinkturkey
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What day is it?? It's TACO TUESDAY!! Check out this great recipe for fajita tacos made with turkey tenderloins. Just 30 minutes to marinate and 10 minutes on the grill. Sounds like the perfect dinner to us!

Get the recipe here >>>> https://globalanimalpartnership.org/grilled-turkey-tenderloin-fajitas/ and #MakeitGAP!

#tacotuesday #turkey #tacos #animalwelfare
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G.A.P. Partner Spotlight Mosner Family Brands

Time to honor another G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified partner --Mosner Family Brands one of our G.A.P. Certified pork producers. Mosner Family Brands (MFB) was founded by David Mosner, a veteran of New York City’s Meatpacking District. He established MFB in 1957 in Bronx, New York and became a founding shareholder of the world’s largest food distribution center, Hunts Point Cooperative Market. David’s sons, Michael and Philip, joined their father in the early 1980’s and continued to diversify the company’s product offerings and customer-centric approach. Now in its third generation of family management, with the addition of Ben, Seth, and Jessica Mosner, MFB has dedicated itself to the local food movement and has prioritized animal welfare and sustainability as a core tenant of their business.

Mosner Family Brands works with a network of small family farms in New York, Pennsylvania, and New England, all of which raise heritage (Duroc) breed pigs using sustainable methods. All of MFB’s pork programs are G.A.P. Certified to meet our Enriched Environment / Step 2 animal welfare standards. This means the pigs are raised with lots of space and deep bedding to encourage foraging behaviors. There are never any crates or confinements of any type, and the animals were fed an all-vegetarian diet with no antibiotics and no growth hormones.

You can purchase Mosner pork products directly from their website https://mfbny.com/. Thank you Mosner Family Brands for your commitment to family farms and better animal welfare practices. We are proud to call you a G.A.P. partner!

#MakeitGAP #animalwelfare #thankafarmer #familyfarms
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THIS. On your grill this weekend. 🙌 Shredded brown sugar pork butt. Our mouths are watering just thinking about it. Get the recipe here >>> https://globalanimalpartnership.org/brown-sugar-bbq-pork-butt/.

And don't forget to #MakeitGAP when you're shopping for pork. You can pick up pork from our G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified partner Reunion Foods at many Whole Foods Market stores across the East Coast and south. You can also get G.A.P. Certified pork delivered to your door via Thrive Market.

#pork #porkbutt #porklover #grilledpork #pulledpork #grilling
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Craving a BLT? So are we! We love this new spin on a classic recipe -- turn your sandwich into skewers and throw them on the grill. Genius! Be sure to #MakeitGAP when you buy bacon this week. We recommend one of our G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified pork partners, Thompson Farms, available in Whole Foods Market stores from Florida to New Jersey.

Get the recipe here: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/grilled-blt-skewers.

Bon appetit!

#bacon #baconlovers #MakeitGAP
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Will you #MakeItGAP next time you purchase chicken for your next summer BBQ?

Look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label when you're shopping and feel good about the meat you eat. When you buy G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified products you know that your meat contains no antibiotics and hormones, and was raised according to G.A.P.'s comprehensive animal welfare standards.

A special shout out to our G.A.P. Certified chicken producers, @bellandevans, @millerpoultry, @rossdownfarms. See a list of all our G.A.P. partners here: globalanimalpartnership.org/shoppers. #chicken #groceryhaul #summervibes #grilledchicken #bbqrecipes #chickenbreast #grillmaster #dinnerideas #bbqideas
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Summer Grilling Recipes Try this colorful & flavorful chicken recipe next time you BBQ -- grilled chicken with spiced red pepper paste →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/grilled-chicken-spiced-red-pepper-paste. You'll need one, four-pound chicken to make this recipe.

Feel good about the meat you eat; #MakeItGAP next time you buy chicken at the grocery store. Look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label on product packaging from our partners, like @rossdownfarms. #ChickenRecipes #SummerRecipes #BBQ #summergrilling #chicken #summerfood #grilling #cookout #BBQrecipes #BBQideas #foodie #meat #poultry #humanelyraised #pastureraised #dinnerideas #cookingathome #quarantinelife #lockdownfood #grillmaster (Photo source: foodandwine.com.)
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GIVEAWAY Check out this BIG giveaway from our partners, @HickoryNutGap. They are giving away several fun grilling tools, including products from @BigGreenEgg, @LodgeCastiron, and @zwilling_usa.

See the details here: hickorynutgap.com/fire-up and be sure to fire up your summer with Hickory Nut Gap Meats. Giveaway ends this Sunday, July 26; open to residents of Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, or DC and must be 18 years old or older to win. #MakeItGAP #summergrilling #BBQ #biggreenegg #hickorynutgap #NCbeef #beef #steaks #grilling #backyardBBQ #cookout #cookingathome #lodgecastiron #knifelife #BBQlife #lockdown #zwillingknives
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Are chicken wings one of your go-to's for summer grilling? If so, then you're going to love this new recipe -- Jamaican jerk chicken wings →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/jamaican-jerk-chicken-wings. You'll need four pounds of chicken wings to make this recipe.

Next time you buy chicken at the grocery store, look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label on product packaging from our partners, like @bellandevans. (Photo source: Foodal.com.) #MakeItGAP #ChickenRecipes #BBQ #chickenwings #chicken #BBQrecipes #recipes #grillmaster #cookingathome #foodie #meatlover #grilling #cookout #humanelyraised
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Summer Grilling Recipes We're celebrating grilling with chicken this week.

Here's a refreshing, new recipe that's perfect for those super hot summer days -- grilled chicken thigh and cucumber salad →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/grilled-chicken-cucumber-salad. You'll need six skin-on, boneless chicken thighs (two pounds) to make this recipe.

Feel good about the meat you eat; #MakeItGAP next time you buy chicken at the grocery store. Look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label on product packaging, from our partners like @millerpoultry. #ChickenRecipes #BBQ #grilling #summergrilling #chickenthighs #chicken #cucumber #salad #summersalad #grillingrecipes #BBQrecipes #pastureraised #cagefree #humanelyraisedchicken #cookingathome #lockdownfood #summerathome
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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

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

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

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