When you’re
in the store,
make it G.A.P.

Look for the G.A.P. Label

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 label means that animals are raised without antibiotics or added hormones, and are fed a vegetarian diet with no animal by-products. The higher the number, the more the animal’s environment mimics its natural environment.

Learn More About Each Step

Improving the Lives of Farm Animals

G.A.P.’s comprehensive program positively impacts millions of farm animals every year. Being G.A.P. certified means the animals have:

MORE SPACE

A SAFE & ENRICHED ENVIRONMENT

ACCESS TO PASTURE OR OUTDOORS

(STEPS 3 & ABOVE)

A HEALTHY, VEGETARIAN DIET

(NO ANIMAL BY-PRODUCTS)

NO ADDED HORMONES OR ANTIBIOTICS

G.A.P. is the Label You Can Trust

With G.A.P., every farm is audited to gain certification. Some other animal welfare certification programs only audit a small sample of farms annually. We feel this level of integrity is necessary, especially when considering the lifecycle of raising live animals.

Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 1

G.A.P. requires every farm to be audited every 15 months (through every season) in order to be certified.

G.A.P. Audits Every Farm Every 15 Months

Group Model Certification Programs

Only require that a small percentage (~10%) of farms be audited every 12 months, even though all of them will be “certified.”

Others only audit 10% of farms every 12 months

Small LighbulbThink about it: if you are only auditing a sample of farms annually, it may take up to 10 years to visit and score all farms in the system.

Why You Can Trust the G.A.P. Label

What makes G.A.P.’s program better?

Why G.A.P.? Technical Knowledge

Technical Knowledge

Our team is made up of scientists with advanced degrees in farm animal behavior and welfare, combined with the practical knowledge to apply it.

Why G.A.P.? Comprehensive Approach

Comprehensive Approach

G.A.P. develops and implements tiered standards for 8 farm animal species, impacting over 416 million animals annually.

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.? Quality

Quality

Better raising and handling of animals results in better tasting meat – another reason to feel good about supporting change with your purchases.

Why G.A.P.? Integrity

Integrity

Every single farm is audited to our standards every 15 months.

How Can You Support G.A.P.?

Don’t see enough G.A.P. labeled products in your grocery store or restaurant? Request them.

Like and share our posts on social media to spread the word.

Stay informed on all things G.A.P. by joining our email list.

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Every dollar counts. We’re a non-profit organization that depends on individual and corporate donations.

DONATE

#MakeItGAP on Instagram

Pet parents, see our new list of G.A.P. brands that ship directly, including these #petfood brands @openfarmpet @tenderandtruepet @onlynaturalpet →→→ Details here: globalanimalpartnership.org/covid-19. #MakeItGAP #petfood #catfood #dogfood #pettreats #humanelyraised #organicpetfood #naturalpetfood #dogs #cats #petparent #dosomegood #tenderandtruepet #onlynaturalpet ...

Thank you to our Partners!

These are uncertain and stressful times for all of us. To everyone involved in the agriculture and food supply chains, from farmers to retailers, thank you for all that you do.

As businesses and communities are closing to promote social distancing and flatten the curve, the G.A.P. team is also working remotely and, with the help of our Certifier partners, have suspended travel for auditors until further notice. However, we have adjusted quickly and our third-party Certifiers are now conducting audits remotely.

For more information about how we are handling remote activities, please visit this COVID-19 page on our website, globalanimalpartnership.org/covid-19. Many thanks for your continued support. #MakeItGAP #agriculture #meat #eggs #agrifood #meatbiz #meatindustry #humanelyraised #inthistogether #thankyoufarmers #thankyougrocers
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#MakeItGAP Recipe | Mini Swedish meatballs (using any type of ground meat you like - pork, turkey, beef, chicken, lamb, bison) with mashed potatoes is the comfort food you NEED this weekend!
Get the recipe here →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/swedish-meatballs-mashed-potatoes, and comment below if you want to cook this at home during your quarantine time.
Photo source: spoonforkbacon.com; recipe adapted from spoonforkbacon.com. #CookingAtHome #Meatballs #Swedishmeatballs #meatrecipes #comfortfood #quarantinefood #recipes #familydinner #stayhome #minimeatballs
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We want you to know that our partners, including farmers, brands and retailers, are working hard each day to keep supply coming.
We greatly appreciate our farmers who produce G.A.P. animal welfare certified meat and eggs, and everyone along the supply chain working relentlessly to get more products to the retail shelves during this challenging time. #MakeItGAP #humanelyraised #meat #eggs #groceryhaul #thankafarmer #cookathome #stayhome #quarantinelife #quarantine #cookingathome #thankyougrocers #inthistogether
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See our new list →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/covid-19 of G.A.P. brands that ship directly, including these pet food brands. #MakeItGAP #petfood #pettreats #delivery #onlineshopping #pets #dogfood #catfood #humanelyraisedpetfood #quarantinelife ...

As always, we remain committed to supporting our partners through these challenging times. If you're looking for online options for groceries, we ask that you continue to support our farms and brand partners who sell G.A.P. Certified products online and deliver directly to your door.

Click here →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/covid-19 to see a list of our partners and links to their own online stores, and vote with your dollars to support producers committed to better animal welfare practices. #MakeItGAP #onlinegroceryshopping #grocerydelivery #meatbiz #meatbrands #inthistogether #humanelyraised #eggs #meat #quarantinelife #quarantinefood #onlineshopping #comfortfood #cookingathome #votewithyourdollars
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | Want to make something a bit "springy," yet comforting?

Try this new #ComfortFood recipe, Crockpot White Chicken Chili →→→ https://globalanimalpartnership.org/crockpot-white-chicken-chili. Make a big batch this week, then freeze and save what's leftover to have on hand for a quick & easy meal later.

What are you cooking during this time at home? Any freezer-friendly or big batch recipes you've been making or plan to make? #chickenrecipes #chicken #pastureraised #humanelyraised #quarantinelife #quarantinefood #cookingathome #recipes #dinnerideas #freezerfood #springfood #springrecipes #avocado
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | What have you been cooking during this quarantine time? We're trying to make the most of this time by making lots of yummy foods.

Here's a delicious #ComfortFood recipe for Chicken Tater Tot Casserole →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/chicken-tater-tot-casserole (or see the 'recipes' link in our bio.) Look for the G.A.P. animal welfare label when purchasing chicken at the grocery store (if you're able to go,) or online. #chickenrecipes #comfortfoodrecipes #humanelyraised #cookingathome #quarantinelife #quarantine #covid19 #coronavirus #farmanimalwelfare #cozyfood #casserole #recipes #healthyrecipes #chicken #pastureraised #tatertot
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G.A.P. is working to support our dedicated farmers and suppliers who continue to raise animals and bring food to our table during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We hope that together the collective effort around the globe will successfully minimize the impact of this global emergency. We’re all in this together. #COVID19 #Coronavirus
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | Next Tuesday is St. Patrick's Day. In addition to wearing green, don't forget to make an Irish recipe.

We'll be making this meaty recipe, Corned Beef & Cabbage, to celebrate #StPatricksDay →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/corned-beef-cabbage (or see the recipes link in our bio.) Look for the G.A.P. animal welfare label at the grocery store when you buy corned beef brisket. #brisket #beef #cornedbeef #cornedbeefrecipes #beefrecipes #recipes #Irishfood #Irelandcuisine #Irishcuisine #Irishrecipes #humanelyraised #grassfedbeef #organicbeef #healthyrecipes #mealideas #dinnerideas #luckyfood #foodholidays
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Look for These Brands When You Shop

Serenity Kids

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 4

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EVOL

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

0

365 Everyday Value

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 & 3 / Pork, Step 1

0

Americhicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

0

Applegate Farms

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1 & 3 / Chicken, Step 2 & 3 / Turkey, Step 1 / Beef, Step 4

0

Atkins Ranch

Products & Brands:
Lamb, Step 4

0

Bell & Evans

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

0

Best Dressed Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

0

Bilinski’s Sausage Mfg Co

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

0

Continental Sausage

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

1

Country Natural Beef

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

0

Diestel Turkey Ranch

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 3

0

Family Ranch

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

0

Fork in the Road Foods

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

0

Freshpet

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 / Turkey, Step 1

0

Happy N Healthy Pet Products

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

0

JD Farms Specialty Turkey

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 1

0

Joyce Farms

Products & Brands:
Chicken Step 4, Poussin Step 2, Beef Step 4

0

La Quercia

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 4

0

Llano Seco Rancho

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 2

0

Mary’s Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3 & 5

0

Mary’s Turkey

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 3 & 5

0

Naked Truth

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

0

Nature’s Rancher

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 1 / Chicken, Step 2

0

Olli Salumeria

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1 & 3

0

Only Natural Pet

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

0

Open Farm Inc.

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4 / Lamb, Step 4

0

Original Brat Hans

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 & 3

0

Panorama Meats

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

0

Perky Jerky

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

0

Pine Manor

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

0

Pineland Farms Natural Meats, Inc.

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 1 & 4

0

Reunion Foods

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1

0

Tender & True Pet Nutrition

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 / Chicken, Step 3 Organic / Turkey, Step 1

0

Thompson Farms

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 5+

0

Wellshire Farms

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

0

Western Grassfed Beef

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

0

Yorkshire Valley Farms Ltd.

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 2

0