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.

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#MakeItGAP on Instagram

#MakeItGAP Recipes | Since it's National #SlowCookingMonth, we're sharing one of our team's favorite chicken recipes.

Try this Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings recipe →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/chicken-dumplings (or see the recipes link in our bio) and be sure to look for the G.A.P. animal welfare label next time you buy chicken at the grocery store. #chicken #slowcooking #slowcooker #crockpot #slowfood #familydinner #comfortfood #chickenrecipes #recipes #meat #humanelyraised #cagefree #freerange #pastureraised #farmanimalwelfare #humanelyraisedchicken #chickenanddumplings
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🍕Who is planning to have pizza this week for #NationalPizzaWeek?🍕 If you like meat as toppings on your pizza, will you #MakeItGAP by buying G.A.P. animal welfare certified meat at the grocery store?
Quality starts with better animal welfare. Learn more about our label and partners here →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/shoppers, or see the link in our bio. #pizza #meat #pizzapie #foodies #foodie #pizzaweek
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As you plan your weekly grocery shops, will you #MakeItGAP when you buy meat?

G.A.P.’s 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 why buying G.A.P. matters here →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/shoppers, or see the link in our bio. #groceryhaul #mealplanning #familydinner #groundbeef #paleo #keto #farmanimalwelfare #grassfed #humanelyraised #pastureraised #antibioticfree #neverever #naturalshopper #healthyfamily #mindfulmomma #momlife #healthykids #mealprep #realfood #knowyourfood #nationalmeatmonth
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Global Animal Partnership 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.

Learn more about our program and label here globalanimalpartnership.org/shoppers and #MakeItGAP next time you buy meat or eggs. #humanelyraised #meat #farmanimalwelfare #farm #sustainablefarming #food #sustainablefood #grassfedmeats
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | Here are some of our favorite holiday entertaining #appetizer recipes: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/recipes.
#NYE #Happy2020 #holidayparties #dinnerparty #recipes #bacon #lox #humanelyraisedmeat #foodie
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Cheers to a peaceful holiday season and a prosperous 2020! #MakeItGAP #cheers #happynewyear ...

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Hooray for #NationalBaconDay! 🥓🥓🥓🥓 #bacon #MakeItGAP #baconday #pork #humanelyraised #pastureraised ...

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Happy Holidays from G.A.P.! As the holidays approach, we wanted to take a minute to thank you for being our loyal partners and fans. We are grateful for the work you all do to support our program.

We appreciate the hard work our farm partners put in day in and day out to raise their animals to our standards. We are grateful for our business partners who actively source G.A.P. raw materials and use our label on their packaging. And, lastly, we are thankful for all of our followers who #MakeitGAP when they are serving meat at the table.

Cheers to a peaceful holiday season and a prosperous 2020! #humanelyraised #meat #eggs #meatbiz #meatindustry #farmer #rancher #poultry #farmanimalwelfare
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | Are you looking for a show-stopper recipe for your next holiday party? Try Beef Wellington with Madeira Gravy.
Get the recipe here →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/beef-wellington, or see the recipe link in our bio. This recipe comes to us from G.A.P.'s Social Media Specialist, Lisa. Stay tuned here for more of our team's favorite holiday recipes. #holidayentertaining #Christmasfood #holidayrecipes #beef #grassfedbeef #pastureraised #wheresthebeef #protein #beefwellington #recipes #meatrecipes #dinnerparty #familydinner #humanelyraised #gravy #madeira
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Look for These Brands When You Shop

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

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+

Wellshire Farms

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

Western Grassfed Beef

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

Yorkshire Valley Farms Ltd.

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 2