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GAP Animal Welfare Certified Step 1
GAP Animal Welfare Certified Step 2
GAP Animal Welfare Certified Step 3
GAP Animal Welfare Certified Step 4
GAP Animal Welfare Certified Step 5
GAP Animal Welfare Certified Step 5+

GAP’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.

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Improving the Lives of Farm Animals

GAP’s comprehensive program positively impacts millions of farm animals every year. Being GAP 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

GAP is the Label You Can Trust

With GAP, 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.

GAP Animal Welfare Certified Step 1

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

GAP 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 GAP Label

What makes GAP’s program better?

Why GAP? 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 GAP? Comprehensive Approach

Comprehensive Approach

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

Why GAP? 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 GAP? 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 GAP? Integrity

Integrity

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

How Can You Support GAP?

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

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