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 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 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 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 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

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concerns?

Access to Supply

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Bring us your challenge. We are problem solvers.
We will help you grow your business and your brand.

#MakeItGAP on Instagram

#MakeItGAP Recipes | Try this team favorite, herb roasted rack of lamb with mint cranberry chutney, for your next holiday party. Get the recipe here →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/roasted-rack-lamb, or see the recipe link in our bio.

This recipe comes from G.A.P.'s Social Media Specialist, Lisa. Stay tuned here for more of our team's favorite holiday recipes. #rackoflamb #lamb #grassfedlamb #grassfed #humanelyraised #meat #holidayentertaining #holidayrecipes #cranberries #salt #mint #dinnerparty #familydinner #recipes #dinnerideas
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | Save this recipe, prosciutto wrapped asparagus, for your next holiday party →→→ https://globalanimalpartnership.org/prosciutto-wrapped-asparagus, or see the recipes link in our bio.

This recipe comes from G.A.P.'s Marketing Specialists, Renae. Stay tuned here for more of our team's favorite holiday recipes. #holidayentertaining #recipes #holidaymenu #holidaytable #prosciutto #pork #asparagus #appetizer #dinnerparty
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G.A.P. Partner Spotlight | Deck Family Farm

This week, we are proud to highlight Deck Family Farm, a G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified Pastured Raised (Step 4) pork producer located in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.

A G.A.P. partner since 2016, Deck Family Farm is a certified organic farm that believes in humane handling of livestock, building soil fertility, increasing biomass, and practicing environmental stewardship of their pastures and wildlife areas. All of the pigs raised on their farm are G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified.

Thank you Deck Family Farm for your commitment and partnership! https://deckfamilyfarm.com #MakeItGAP #pigs #pork #farmer #familyfarmers #thankafarmer #farmlife #pork #pigfarm #pigfarmer #Oregonag #Oregonfarms #DeckFamilyFarm #humanelyraised #organicpork #organic #sustainablefood #sustainableag #stewardship
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Global Animal Partnership gear is available for @GivingTues.

Proceeds from every purchase go to support G.A.P. programs & outreach.

Click here to support G.A.P. →→→ https://bit.ly/2OGzImS, or see the 🎁 gifts link in our bio. #GivingTuesday #MakeItGAP #FarmAnimalWelfare #meatlover #butcher #meatbiz #farmer #meatindustry #humanelyraised #giftdeas #giftsforhim #giftsforher #grillmaster
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GIFTING with purpose | awesome swag with a bonus – proceeds from every sale support Global Animal Partnership programs + outreach.

Our G.A.P. BBQ Multi Tool Executive Gift Set is ideal for the meat lovers on your holiday gift list. Buy it online here →→→ https://bit.ly/2OGzImS (or see the G.A.P. Gear link in our bio.) Proceeds from every G.A.P. Gear purchase comes directly to G.A.P. and will support programs and outreach -- TWICE as nice. #MakeItGAP #CyberMonday #CyberWeek #farmer #meatbiz #knifelife #meatindustry #grillmaster #holidaygifts #giftideas #grilling #BBQ #giftsforcooks #meatlover #butcher #knifelife
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | Want to serve a show-stopping recipe during your next holiday gathering? Try this roasted beef tenderloin with mushroom and white wine cream sauce →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/beef-tenderloin (or see the recipes link in our bio.) This is Chrissy, G.A.P.'s Project Manager & Creative Support Director's, favorite beef recipe for entertaining. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more of our team's favorite recipes for the holidays. #beeftenderloin #roastbeef #roast #holidayparty #holidayrecipes #holidayentertaining #recipes #beef #grassfedbeef #humanelyraised #wheresthebeef #meat #familydinner #dinnerideas #dinnerparty ...

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This #CyberMonday shop @thrivemarket, save 25% + they'll donate $30 to G.A.P.

Shop #ThriveMarket using this link http://thrivemarket.com/gap. First time shoppers save 25% & Thrive Market will donate $30 to G.A.P. (Photo source: Thrive Market.) #CyberWeek #CyberWeekDeals #MakeItGAP #meat #protein #ThriveMarkethaul #groceryhaul #grassfed #pastureraised #farmanimalwelfare
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | Who here is planning to roast a turkey for the very first time this Thanksgiving?
Roasting a turkey does not have to be hard, or even that time-consuming. G.A.P.'s Business Team Manager, Diane, recommends a roast turkey recipe that only take one hour, and it takes up less space in the oven (for those who may have a smaller oven.) Get Diane's delicious, yet easy, recipe here →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/one-hour-roast-turkey, or see the recipes link in our bio. Stay tuned to our Instagram page for more of our team's favorite recipes for the holidays. #Thanksgiving #turkey #humanelyraised #holidayentertaining #TurkeyRecipes #1hourturkey #easyturkeyrecipe #tinykitchen #roastturkey #easyturkeyrecipes
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | You're going to want to save this recipe! Bacon lovers will enjoy Bacon Cheddar Scones, a delicious and super easy to make breakfast, ideal for entertaining holiday guests.

This new recipe comes from G.A.P.'s Animal Welfare Specialist, Kate, and is one of her go-to recipes for breakfast during the holiday season.

Get Kate's recipe here →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/bacon-cheddar-scones (or see the recipes link in our bio,) and stay tuned to our Instagram feed for more of our team's favorite recipes for the holidays. #bacon #scones #sconesrecipe #holidayrecipe #Thanksgivingrecipes #Christmasrecipes #holidayentertaining #breakfastrecipes #breakfast #baconlovers
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Want to get G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified turkey delivered right to your door in time for Thanksgiving?

Today is the last day to order a G.A.P. Certified turkey through @thrivemarket in time for Thanksgiving.

If you use this link (https://bit.ly/2PubblP) to shop now, you’ll receive 25% off your first order, and G.A.P. will receive a one-time donation of $30. It’s a win-win!

Read our new blog post for more information about our new partnership with Thrive Market →→→ https://bit.ly/2q7N5CL. #MakeItGAP #turkey #Thanksgivingturkey #animalwelfarecertified #humanelyraised #turkeyday #ThriveMarket
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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

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 Inc.

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 4

Reunion Foods

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1

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