Our GAP Labeled Product Authorization (LPA) Program Makes it Easy for Consumers to Choose Animal Welfare

GAP Partners: Retailers & Foodservice

Looking to use GAP certified meat as an ingredient in your product? Apply for our Labeled Product Authorization (LPA) Program!

By displaying the GAP 5-Step® label on your product, you immediately communicate a deeper transparency to the consumer, showing that you are committed to both better animal care and production systems, as well as higher quality ingredients. Becoming an approved LPA partner can also open new doors for markets looking to sell animal welfare certified and labeled products. And, best of all, you’ll feel good about doing the right thing for animals and for the agriculture industry.

Ready to learn more about the LPA program and how you can license our GAP label to grow your business? Email us at lpa@globalanimalpartnership.com.

The GAP Certification Process

The GAP Certification Process

The first step in the process is assuring that GAP standards are being met. With GAP’s technical knowledge, we have created comprehensive standards by animal group for each of our GAP Step® Ratings. Click here to review our standards for each species. Then the GAP application to 3rd party auditor is completed. Once completed, your application for GAP certification is sent to one of three independent, 3rd party auditors. We use independent auditors because the GAP label stands for integrity and transparency. If your facility passes the auditor’s examination, a GAP 5-Step® Rating is assigned. Based on the results of the audit, the farm or ranch will earn a Step Rating of 1 through 5+. Note: ratings can be improved with each subsequent audit. And finally, our independent auditors continue to conduct visits to the farm or ranch every 15 months, throughout all seasons, to ensure compliance with GAP standards.

The 5-Step® Animal Welfare Rating Labels

Once a third-party audit has been conducted and a GAP 5-Step® rating has been assigned, the appropriate GAP label is displayed on certified meat and other products. When you see the GAP label, you can feel confident that the animals have been raised following comprehensive standards focused on their care and welfare.

GAP Animal Welfare Rating Labels: Step 1
GAP Animal Welfare Rating Labels: Step 2
GAP Animal Welfare Rating Labels: Step 3
GAP Animal Welfare Rating Labels: Step 4
GAP Animal Welfare Rating Labels: Step 5
GAP Animal Welfare Rating Labels: Step 5+

What Our Partners are Saying

We really appreciate our relationship with the Global Animal Partnership. ... As livestock producers it is our goal to build trust with consumers who want to see a better for farmers, agriculture, and the livestock we all depend on.

Hickory Nut Gap FarmStep 4 Beef Cattle

We love the fact that Global Animal Partnership keeps the animals first!

Pederson's Natural FarmsStep 1 Products & Brands

To know that the way we're farming is making a positive difference — not only to the pigs themselves, but also for our customers — is gratifying.

Thompson FarmsStep 5+ Pigs

GAP Partner Products & Brands

365 by Whole Foods Market

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1 / Chicken, Step 3

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

Boulder Natural Meats

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 & 5

Continental Sausage

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 1 / Pork, Step 1

Country Natural Beef

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

Crystal Lake Farms

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

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

Pacific Foods of Oregon, Inc.

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 4

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+

Wellshire Farms

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4 / Pork, Step 1, 4 & 5

Western Grassfed Beef

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

Wilde

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

Yorkshire Valley Farms Ltd.

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 2

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