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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#MakeItGAP on Instagram

#MakeItGAP Recipes | Want to impress your Valentine with a delicious, yet pretty dish?
Make this -- New York Strip Steak with Cherry-Port Compote. Get our recipe here →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/new-york-steak-cherry-port-compote (or see the Valentine's Recipe link in our bio,) and be sure to use G.A.P. animal welfare certified beef.

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February is #NationalSnackFoodMonth. Tell us, by commenting below, what some of your favorite snacks are that are G.A.P. animal welfare certified.
Photo source: G.A.P. partner, @laquercia. #MakeItGAP #snacks #snackfood #snackfoodmonth #meat #humanelyraisedmeats #humanelyraised
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Today is National Fettuccine Alfredo Day!

Next time you make fettuccine alfredo with chicken at home, be sure to buy Global Animal Partnership animal welfare certified chicken.
See a list of our chicken partners here: globalanimalpartnership.org/shoppers. #MakeItGAP #chicken #humanelyraised #fettuccinealfredo #humanelyraisedchicken #cagefree #pastureraised #naturalchicken #organicchicken #organicfood #meat #nationalfettuccinealfredoday #foodholidays
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Restaurant Spotlight | Did you know you can find Certified G.A.P. Heritage Aberdeen Angus Grass-Fed Beef from @JoyceFarms at @meridianrestaurant in Winston-Salem, North Carolina?

Meridian Restaurant has earned its place as the Triad’s destination for world class cuisine. Inspired by the bright flavors of the Mediterranean, as well as local, organic, and seasonal ingredients, Meridian delights customers with an upscale menu served in an atmosphere of casual elegance.

The restaurant is located at 411 South Marshall Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27107. If you live in the area, or plan to visit, please do stop by Meridian and ask for Joyce Farms’ beef.

Learn more here →→→ meridianws.com. #MakeItGAP #JoyceFarms #MeridianWS #MeridianRestaurant #steak #humanelyraisedbeef #grassfedbeef #angusbeef #grassfed #restaurants #winstonsalem #ribeye #ribeyesteak #beef #steakdinner #datenightfood #meatlovers
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VIDEO | Want to see what good farm animal welfare looks like?

See our standards in action with this recent blog post about a day in the life of a laying hen featuring our partners, @FairFarmCo.

Read the blog post here at this URL, or see the #MakeItGAP #layinghens #chickenfarm #eggs #farmanimalwelfare #GAPFarmLife #hens #pastureraisedhens #pastureraisedchicken #pastureraisedeggs #humanelyraised #FairFarm #ColoradoFarms #mobilechickenhouse #chickenhouse #raisingchickens #henlife
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | With Super Bowl Sunday coming up soon, we want to share one of our team's favorite party appetizers.

Try these Crispy Peppercorn Chicken Wings →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/peppercorn-chicken-wings (or see the recipes link in our bio) using G.A.P. animal welfare certified chicken.

#SuperBowlLIV #SuperBowlFood #MakeItGAP #chickenwings #partyfood #appetizer #superbowlparty #humanelyraisedchicken
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | With chilly weather here and it being #NationalSoupMonth, we want to share one of our team's favorite soup recipes including 🥓 bacon.🥓 Give this Bacon Tomato Soup recipe →→→ https://globalanimalpartnership.org/tomato-bacon-soup a try using G.A.P. animal welfare certified bacon, of course.

What are your favorite soups to make that include meat? #soup #soupmonth #souprecipes #comfortfood #tomatosoup #bacon #baconrecipes #meatrecipes #foodie
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#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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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