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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Time for a great weeknight dinner idea using your slow cooker - Chicken Cacciatore with Spaghetti. This recipe calls for bone-in chicken, but you can use chicken breasts or chicken tenderloins to make it even easier. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP when you shop for chicken.

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Hosting Thanksgiving dinner? Are you ready? Check out our blog for lots of recipe inspiration and tips on cooking and prepping for the big day. 👏

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Did you know that all of our G.A.P. animal welfare standards are published on our website? When we create or modify a standard, it is also available on our site for public comment before being finalized. This transparency is important to us. We also form technical working groups when establishing or evolving a standard, and we leverage the expertise of our Scientific Advisory Committee to make sure our reasoning is sound and our standards have practical application on-farm. Rigorous and comprehensive standards based on animal behavior research is what we always strive for.

Learn more about our standards process here: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/standards/. (link.in bio)

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You've probably grabbed a few rotisserie chickens from the store for a quick dinner, but have you ever roasted your own? We suggest cooking a couple of whole chickens and using them for meal prep for the whole week. Roasted chicken and veggies for dinner, chicken salad for lunch, chicken enchiladas for another weeknight dinner, chicken quesadillas, and the list goes on and on. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP!

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Thank you to veterans all over the country and especially the hard-working partners we work with. We are grateful for your service and proud to honor you today and every day. #happyveteransday #veteransday #thankyouforyourservice #landofthefree #homeofthebrave #veterans #thankaveteran #thankavet #grateful #MakeitGAP ...

Looking for a yummy alternative to your traditional Thanksgiving dinner? Or just want to taste Thanksgiving without having to cook a full turkey? We've got a recipe for you! Check out these Thanksgiving dinner turkey meatballs. Serve them on a bed of mashed potatoes (of course!) and garnish with a spoonful of cranberry sauce. Ooh yeah. Thanksgiving in a bowl.

Don't forget to #MakeitGAP when you shop for ground turkey!

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We have a WINNER! Congratulations to Diana G. from Baltimore, Maryland - you are our G.A.P. Fall Giveaway winner! Thanks so much to everyone who entered our contest. We sincerely appreciate your support. We hope you'll look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label and #MakeitGAP when you shop for meat and pet food products!

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Sunday is a great day to enter our G.A.P. Fall Giveaway! Entering is free and easy. Today's featured prize is 3 whole chickens from @LaBellePatrimoine. Trust us when we say this is some of the best chicken we've tasted -- juicy, delicious, and G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified! Enter today! Good luck! #MakeitGAP

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It's the weekend! Time to enter G.A.P.'s Fall Giveaway! We have prizes for adults AND for pets! Today's featured prize pack is from @EvermorePet. You could win a case - 10 packs - of their amazing pet food. Dogs go wild for their recipes. Don't delay - get your entries in today! #MakeitGAP

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You've got 4 more days to enter our G.A.P. Fall Giveaway! Wouldn't winning be amazing? Today's featured prize is from our long-standing partner, @atkinsranch. You could win a mixed box of assorted lamb cuts, including a rack of lamb, ground lamb, and more. The holidays are around the corner -- the perfect time to have these special ingredients for your family dinner. Don't delay - enter today! #MakeitGAP

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It's Day #4 of our Fall Giveaway! Have you entered yet? You could win this delicious taco meat sampler from G.A.P. Certified partner, @ranchollanoseco! It's easy to enter and, best of all, it's FREE! Enter today and plan for a Taco Tuesday in your future!

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Have you entered the G.A.P. Fall Giveaway yet? It's quick and easy. You could win a prize pack worth over $500 from our G.A.P. Certified partners! Today's spotlight is on Amylu Foods. They make delicious G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified chicken sausages in flavors like roasted garlic with asiago and tomatillo, pepper, & white cheddar. Enter today and you could win a variety pack from @amylufoods! Good luck!

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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

Campfire Treats

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

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 Brothers

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