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

It's almost Dad's special day... are you planning to cook a special meal? How about some juicy lamb chops with a rosemary thyme rub? Sure to make Dads smile. (Pro tip: giving him a break from weekend chores to let him lounge on the couch all day helps too.) Happy (almost) Father's Day!🛋️📺💤🍽️

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/rosemary-thyme-lamb-chops/ (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #lamb #lambrecipes #fathersdayfeast #fathersday #fathersdayrecipes #meatlover #lambchops
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In celebration of #PetAppreciationWeek, thank you to all of our pet parents who look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label when they shop for food for their dog or cat. We appreciate you *almost* as much as you appreciate your pet. 😊Love for your furry friend is another level. ❤️

Thank you to all of our G.A.P. Certified pet food brands for your commitment to farm animal welfare. You help us make a difference for farm animals every day. Open Farm Tender & True Pet Nutrition Halo Pets Nugget's Healthy Eats Earth Animal Freshpet Only Natural Pet Canidae Pet Food @trashlesspets @wholefoodsmarket

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/pet-parents/

#animallovers #petlovers #petappreciation #petfood #animalwelfare #dogfood #dogfoodie #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #catfood #petfoodmatters
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It's Herbs & Spices Day! Ready to spice things up for grilling season? Check out our blog with lots of spice recommendations for all of the meats you love. Learn more here and #MakeitGAP!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/time-to-spice-it-up/ (link in bio)

#spices #spiceitup #spicesandherbs #meat #marinades
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Is it getting warmer where you live? Ready to bring your meals outside to the patio? Or maybe host a few neighbors in your backyard? Us too! ☀️

Try this delicious chicken thigh and cucumber salad for a light entree this week. Topped with almonds and chopped mint, it's a great way to kick-off the summer grilling season.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/grilled-chicken-cucumber-salad/ (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #summer #summertime #summermeals #summersalads #chicken #salad #saladrecipes #salads #chickenthighs #grilling #summergrilling #saladseason #saladsofinstagram
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It's World Oceans Day! G.A.P. is putting the finishing touches on our new Farmed Salmon Standard and we can't wait to share it with you this month. We are so excited to extend our science-based standards into aquaculture. After all, fish deserve better welfare too. Message us, join our newsletter, or comment here if you're interested in learning more about this new initiative.

#worldoceansday #MakeitGAP #fishstandards #fishwelfare #farmedfish #farmedsalmon #farmedatlanticsalmon
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CONGRATULATIONS to G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified partners @labellepatrimoine, @adams_ranch_est._1937, @atkinsranch, and @applegate! They are winners of @wholefoods' Annual Supplier Awards. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to farm animal welfare. #MakeitGAP

#awards #awardsforexcellence #thankyou #thankafarmer #appreciationpost #appreciationtime #congrats
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It's almost Friday and you deserve a burger! Not just any ordinary burger, though. How about incorporating blue cheese crumbles and topping it with caramelized onions sauteed with Guinness beer? Yes, please. Add on a glaze made with a dash of your favorite whiskey, soy, ginger, and honey, and that's what we call NEXT LEVEL. We just left to head to the grocery store to make this STAT. 😋

Get the recipe here and #MakeitGAP when you shop for your meat! ⭐https://globalanimalpartnership.org/whiskey-glazed-bleu-cheese-burgers/ ⭐(link in bio)

#burger #burgertime #burgerlife #burgerlove #getinmybelly #grillingseason #grillmaster #mouthwateringgoodness
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BIG NEWS! Congratulations to our G.A.P. Summer is Back Giveaway prize WINNERS: Brigitte B. from Michigan, Joyce W. from Pennsylvania, and Aaron M. from Colorado! Your prizes will be on their way very soon! Thanks so much to everyone for entering and supporting G.A.P.! #MakeitGAP ...

Happy Memorial Day! Let us honor those who have served by remembering why we are celebrating. From all of us at G.A.P., thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

#memorialday #honorthefallen #thankyouforyourservice
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Happy Friday! Planning to grill this weekend? Pick up some G.A.P. Certified sirloin steaks and tomatoes and check out this recipe. Note: if you're enjoying a beer while you cook, add some to the tomato marinade. 🤷‍♀️Cheers to a great weekend!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/grilled-steaks-marinated-tomatoes/ (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #steak #meatlover #steaklover #steaktime #steaklife #meatrecipes #grillingrecipes #grilling #grillingsteaks #grillingseason #bbq #memorialdaybbq #memorialdayweekend
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LAST CHANCE TO ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY! (So why not try a rhyming post?!)

Once upon a time in the month of June
All of the workers got off of Zoom
To return to the backyards of yesteryear
Where they once hosted friends they held so dear.

And do you know what these wise hosts decided to do?
They entered G.A.P.'s giveaway and told a friend or two.
They liked, they shared, they entered and prayed.
Knowing G.A.P.'s drawing would not be delayed.

And, how awesome, on Saturday when the contest was a wrap,
They received in their Inbox an email from G.A.P.!
Saying they had won a fabulous prize,
How they were picked from thousands of fans they couldn't surmise.

But they were happy they had done everything right,
They liked, and they shared, and they entered that night.
For anyone who enters can win - yes that means YOU,
So you can once again host that epic BBQ. 😉

It's the LAST DAY to enter. This could be you -- receiving the winning email and planning your next backyard bonanza. Wouldn't that be nice?

All entries are due by MIDNIGHT. Very best of luck to you all!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/summer-giveaway/

#giveaway #lastday #enternow #rhymetime #rhymeandreason #winning #prizedraw #prizegiveaway #prizewinner #prizepack
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Time is running out! Don't forget to enter our G.A.P. Summer Giveaway today and host the BBQ of the Century with your winnings! Today's featured partner is Rancho Llano Seco. They will be sending each winner a taco meat sampler and a salami sampler - perfect for an appetizer or a main dish. Don't delay! Like, share, and register your entries here: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/summer-giveaway/. (link in bio)

Spread the word to your friends -- only 2 days left!

#MakeitGAP #taconight #tacos #tacomeat #tacotime #salami #giveaway #summergiveaway #entertoday #sweepstakes
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Only 3 days left to enter our G.A.P. Giveaway! 🥳Today's featured prize is from G.A.P. Certified partner, @wilseyranch. Wilsey Ranch Grass fed Beef will be sending 2 ribeye steaks, 2 lbs of grass-fed ground beef, 2 packages (4 each) of Osso Bucco, and 1 package of short ribs. Sounds like a jackpot to us!

All you have to do is like us, join our mailing list, or share with friends. View details and register your entries here: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/summer-giveaway/!
(Link in bio.)

#MakeitGAP #giveaway #grassfedbeef #beef #meatlover #summergiveaway #grilling #winnerwinner #sweepstakes
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Happy Tuesday! Today's G.A.P. Giveaway spotlight is on long-time partner Cafe Spice. Cafe Spice is giving away 10 delicious packaged meals of your choice to each winner! Wow, that's 10 dinners or lunches... solved. Don't forget to tell a friend and enter today. Click and share the link below and keep your fingers crossed! The contest ends on Friday at midnight.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/summer-giveaway
(link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #giveaway #summergiveaway #meals #mealtime #winnerwinner #entertoday #sweepstakes
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Have the Monday blues? Take a break and enter our G.A.P. Giveaway! You could win a bundle of delicious G.A.P. Certified products that are sure to put a smile on your face. Today, we're highlighting the awesome prize bundle from @plainville_farms! They are giving away a roasting pan, meat thermometer, and a gift pack of branded merch to each winner. All you have to do is like, share, and follow.

Get the details here: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/summer-giveaway/. (link in bio)

#giveaway #MakeitGAP #summergiveaway #winnerwinner
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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

Range 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

Yorkshire Valley Farms Ltd.

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 2