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?

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unknown?

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concerns?

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supply?

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It's National Chili Dog Day! Whoever came up with the idea to combine two delicious meat products together in a warm bun that you can eat with your hands is pretty much genius status in our book. Celebrate their invention by downloading this recipe and picking up the ingredients tonight. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/carolina-style-slaw-hot-dogs/ (link in bio)

#nationalchilidogday #chilidog #hotdogsummer #summergrilling #getgrilling #recipeideas
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Did you know that feedlots for beef cattle are prohibited in order to achieve a G.A.P. Certification level greater than Step 2 (Enriched Environment)? Even at the base certification level and at Step 2, cattle must be kept in pasture and can only be placed in a feedlot for finishing. We also have minimum vegetation requirements for pasture, and weaning age minimums for calves at all levels.

We're proud to say that more than 3/4 of our G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified beef partners meet the requirements for Step 4 (Pasture Raised) or higher. We are proud to work with so many ranchers who care about their cattle and their land.

Learn more about our G.A.P. Beef Standards and view a list of current partners here: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/standards/beef/ (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #cattlefarm #cattleranch #cattlefarming #cattlefarmer #farmanimalwelfare #transparency #pastureraisedbeef #farmanimalwelfare
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Do you look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label when you shop for your pet? We have lots of pet food partners who responsibly source their proteins from G.A.P. Certified farms and ranches.

You care so much about the health and well-being of your dog and cat. Isn't it nice to know you're helping impact the lives of farm animals too? When you purchase pet food with the G.A.P. label you are voting with your dollars for better animal welfare. Thank you for helping us #MakeitGAP and for the pet brands who prioritize G.A.P. proteins for their products so we can make better choices.

Visit our pet page here: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/pet-parents/

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#petfoodmatters #petlovers #petfood #shopresponsibly #certficationsmatter #dogfood #catfood #doglover #catlover
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Don't have a smoker but love that smoky flavor? Check out this Applewood Smoked Chicken recipe that you can make on the grill. Coated in a delicious dijon rub, this recipe is sure to please. Try it this weekend and don't forget to #MakeitGAP!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/applewood-smoked-chicken-dijon-rub/ (link in bio)

#smokedchicken #grillingseason #grillingrecipes #grillingtime #summergrilling #grillinglife #chickenrecipes #recipeoftheweek #recipeideas
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Ready for some G.A.P. rib-ucation? It's summer and that means it's time for some juicy BBQ RIBS. Check out our blog with all of our tips for making your best batch yet. Spoiler alert: it all starts with quality. #MakeitGAP and choose G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified pork or beef ribs when you shop!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/time-for-some-gap-rib-ucation/ (link in bio)

#ribs #bbqribs #ribsribsribs #bbqlife #ribfest #bbqlover #meatlover #grillingseason #grillingtime #grillingtips #bbqtips #happysummer
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It's summer! Have you thought about packing a picnic for a fun day out with your pup? Or maybe a nice morning hike? A fun paddleboard or canoe outing on the lake? Just make sure to pack plenty of water (for both of you!) and some G.A.P. Certified snacks (we ❤️jerky), G.A.P. Certified dog treats, and sammies with G.A.P. Certified meats. West Coast friends - stay safe when you're out and watch for signs your dog isn't overheating. 🔥Hope everyone has a fun weekend!

#MakeitGAP #tgif #weekendvibes #picnicday #picnicdate #doglover #doglife #friyay #happysummer
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Looking for a delicious new recipe for your Kamado Joe Grill® or Big Green Egg®? Check out these Korean Beef Kebabs made with G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified ground beef. Enjoy them as kebabs or pop them onto a bun and turn them into sliders. De-lish!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/korean-gochujang-beef-kebabs/ (link in bio)

#kamadojoe #kamadogrill #kamadojoenation #biggreenegg #biggreenegglife #biggreeneggrecipes #kamadojoebbq #summergrilling #summerbbq #meatlover #grillingseason
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Did you know that G.A.P. has requirements in our standards for Livestock Guardian Dogs (LGDs)? Guardian dogs are raised on many of our G.A.P. Certified farms to protect the farm animals from predators. Usually, guardian dogs protect animals like sheep that are easier prey due to their smaller size. Especially with sheep that are grazed extensively – meaning the sheep are given access to large areas of grazing land – guardian dogs patrol the perimeter of the pasture on a regular basis, especially at night, when predators are more active. This helps deter predators without having to set up really long fence lines (not practical for large grazing areas) or set traps (leg traps, snares, etc. are prohibited by G.A.P.’s standards).

Check out this article highlighting High Country Lamb and the way they use their guardian dogs to protect their sheep. 💗
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/dogs-a-farmers-best-friend/ (link in bio)

#workingdogs #guardiandogs #livestockguardiandog #workingdogsofinstagram #farminglife #welovedogs #GAPFarmLife #MakeitGAP
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Looking for a healthy summer recipe made with fresh berries? Throw some G.A.P. Certified chicken breasts (or thighs) on the grill and top them with a fresh mix of blueberries and lime. Add a side salad and you have a light, delicious summer meal perfect for enjoying on the back patio.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/grilled-chicken-blueberry-lime-salsa/ (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #grilledchicken #chickenrecipes #blueberries #freshblueberries #summermeals #healthyeating
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Happy 4th! We hope you enjoy your day with family and friends. If you're grilling, don't forget to #MakeitGAP! Cheers!

#grilling #july4th #july4thweekend #grilingout #fourthofjuly2021 #fourthofjulyweekend #grillingtime #grillingseason #grillingandchilling
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Yes, there is a holiday for everything... Today is International Chicken Wing Day. Why not celebrate with some G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified wings for dinner? Whether you like them sweet, spicy, or smothered in blue cheese, it's hard to resist these little juicy morsels. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP!

Of course, we have a couple of chicken wing recipes on our website. This one is our favorite:

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/peppercorn-chicken-wings/ (link in bio)

#chicken #chickenwings #chickenwingsrecipe #chickenwingsforlife #chickenwingslover #internationalchickenwingday #wingslover
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Time for a noodle bowl! You may order out for these, but you can make them at home too - with G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified proteins, of course. This recipe calls for grilled turkey and rice stick noodles but make it your own -- substitute soba or egg noodles, and grilled chicken, steak, or pork. Either way, it spells d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s!

Get the recipe here and #MakeitGAP!
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/coconut-lime-grilled-turkey-noodle-bowl/ (link in bio)

#grillingseason #summergrilling #noodlebowl #recipes #recipeideas #cleaneating
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Did you know? Chickens certified to G.A.P.'s Step 2 / Enriched Environment animal welfare standards must be raised in houses with windows so that the chickens have plenty of natural light. They must also be given at least two different types of enrichments like hay bales or perches, and, of course, have enough space to move around per G.A.P.'s space requirements for Step 2 indoor systems.

G.A.P. is also working to determine new protocols defining slower-growing breeds as part of our animal welfare requirements through the Better Chicken Project. Why should you care about broiler chicken welfare? Check out our blog post here: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/why-should-you-care-about-broiler-chicken-welfare/. (link in bio)

#farmanimalwelfare #broilerchicken #broilerfarm #poultryfarm #poultryfarming #certificationmatters #MakeitGAP
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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

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

Plainville Farms

Manufacturing & Processors:
Turkey

Patagonian Grass-Fed

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

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

Seemore Meats & Veggies

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

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

Tarantino Meat Co

Manufacturing & Processors:
Chicken, Pork

Thompson Farms

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 5+

Thrive Market

Retailers: Beef, Chicken, Pork, Turkey

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

Wild Patagonian

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

Yorkshire Valley Farms Ltd.

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 2