Animal Welfare Certified Label - Global Animal Partnership

Feel good about
the meat you eat.

Animal Welfare Certified Label - Global Animal Partnership

Feel good about
the meat you eat.

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 KnowledgeWhy 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 ApproachWhy 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 SupportWhy 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.? QualityWhy 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.? IntegrityWhy 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! Or, order directly from several of our partners below.

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Order G.A.P. Certified Now

Did you know that many of our G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified partners ship directly? Click on the partner websites below and have G.A.P. Certified quality products delivered to your door.

3 Little Pigs, LLC

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Adams Ranch

Adams Ranch

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Adena Farms - G.A.P. Partner

Adena Farms

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Amazon

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Baldwin Family Farms

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Beauchamp Farms

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Blue Goose Cattle Co

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Brasstown Beef

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Butcher Box - G.A.P. Online Retailer Partner

Butcher Box

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Charcutnuvo - G.A.P. Partner

Charcutnuvo

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Chuck Howley’s Happy Hollow Ranch

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Cooks Venture

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Country Natural Beef

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DeBoer’s Poultry

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Deck Family Farm

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Desert Mountain Grassfed Beef

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Diestel Turkey

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Eel River Grass Fed Beef

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EVOL

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Greenbrier Farms

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Hearst Ranch

Hearst Ranch / Larder Meat Co

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Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Hickory Nut Gap Farm

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Hunter Cattle Company

Hunter Cattle

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Jaindl

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JD Farms

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Joyce Farms

Joyce Farms

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La Quercia

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Lasater Grasslands Beef

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Llano Seco Ranch

Rancho Llano Seco

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Mayfair Farm

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Meyer Natural Angus

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Mosner Family Brands

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Only Natural Pet - Logo - G.A.P. Partner

Only Natural Pet

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Open Farm - Logo - G.A.P. Partner

Open Farm Pet

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Organic Prairie

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Pederson’s Natural Farms, Inc.

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Perky Jerky - GAP Partner in Animal Welfare

Perky Jerky

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Pineland Farms Natural Meats, Inc.

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Redger Farms

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Schenker Family Farms

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Serenity Kids

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Southern Natural Farms

Southern Natural Farms

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Tender & True Pet Nutrition - Logo - G.A.P. Partner

Tender & True Pet Nutrition

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Thompson Farms

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Thrive Market

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Wellshire Farms - Feel Great Eat Well

Wellshire Farms

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White Oak Pastures

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Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market

Click link to find your store

#MakeItGAP on Instagram

Looking for a light spring meal with lean protein? Check out this delicious Strawberry Chicken Salad. It's berry season so bonus points if you go pick your own! Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP!

Get the recipe here >>>>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/strawberry-chicken-salad/ (link in bio)

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It's National Prime Rib Day! It's hard to resist this juicy, marbled delicious cut of high-quality beef. Make it tonight or roast it this weekend - just don't forget to #MakeitGAP!

You can find G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified beef in your local @wholefoodsmarket stores, many online retailers and local delivery services, and several of our G.A.P. Certified partners also ship directly. Check out our "For Shoppers" page to find brands you can trust. https://globalanimalpartnership.org/shoppers/ (link in bio)

#primerib #primeribdinner #primeribnight #primeribroast #beef #beefeater #beefitswhatsfordinner
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It's Earth Day! At G.A.P., we are grateful that so many of our pasture-raised partners use regenerative agriculture methods like rotational grazing and holistic management to manage their animals and their land. We also celebrate partners @777bisonranch, @atkinsranch, @whiteoakpastures, @rangepatagonian, @forceofnaturemeats, and @applegate for their commitment to the Savory Institute's Land-to-Market regenerative program. The program certification is focused on soil health, biodiversity and ecosystem outcomes. Thank you to these companies and all of our partners who are both stewards for our animals and our land.
#MakeitGAP #regenerativefarming #regenerativeagriculture #earthday #earthday2021 #earthdayeveryday
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Are you itching to get back to using your grill? We have a recipe worth getting fired up for! 🔥Try these jalapeno popper burgers! A deliciously spicy marriage of your favorite app with your favorite protein. Don't forget the napkins! 😋

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/jalapeno-popper-burgers/
(link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #burger #burgerlife #burgertime #burgerlife #jalapenopoppers #jalapenoburger #bbqtime #grillmaster #grilling
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When you shop at Whole Foods Market, are you looking for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label? We hope so! Many Whole Foods Market stores prominently display the G.A.P. Certification tiers (or "steps") behind the meat counter. Have you seen this sign?

G.A.P. is proud to be setting the standard for farm animal welfare in grocers like Whole Foods Market, Thrive Market, national pet retail chains, and many specialty online and brick-and-mortar stores across the country. For more information about what each of our steps mean, don't forget our handy reference chart on CertifiedGAP.org. The G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label is truly the label you can trust. Thank you for voting with your dollars for better animal welfare practices.

#MakeitGAP #labelsmatter #farmanimalwelfare #thankafarmer
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Happy as a pig in mud! 🐷We've all heard the phrase but do you know why pigs are happy in mud? Pigs don't have functional sweat glands so, to cool down, they need prolonged moisture. Mud keeps the pig's skin wet longer than just water, so they can "keep their cool" much longer.

For all pigs raised to G.A.P.'s Outdoor Access (Step 3) animal welfare standards and higher, we require that pigs have outdoor enrichments like wallows, outdoor sprinklers, and showers. Just one more way our standards positively impact the lives of farm animals. Want to know more about our pig standards? Check them out here >>> https://globalanimalpartnership.org/standards/pig/. (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #pigfarm #pigfarming #GAPFarmLife #mudbath
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Looking for a 15-minute dinner that will make your loved ones happy? Try this delicious Pork Fried Rice recipe. Make it with G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified ground pork and feel good about the meat you eat. Get the recipe now >>>>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/pork-fried-rice/

#MakeitGAP #porkfriedrice #groundpork #porklovers #porkrecipes #porkrice #quickdinnerrecipes #quickdinnerideas
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Did you know? G.A.P. has a Scientific Advisory Committee made up of scientists, doctors, and professors who advise G.A.P. on the latest scientific findings and provide feedback on new and existing standards. Learn more about our Scientific Advisory Committee and how they help us ensure that our standards reflect the most current, up-to-date research from the scientific community. We value and appreciate their commitment to our program and to animal welfare.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/scientific-advisory-committee/

#MakeitGAP #science #research #sciencebased #sciencematters
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Time for a new chicken recipe! We love this one-pan chicken piccata made with lemon juice and capers. Serve with a salad for a light spring meal or with a side of pasta for a heartier dinner. Just don't forget to look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label when you shop and #MakeitGAP!

Download the recipe here (link in bio) >>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/chicken-piccata/

#chickenrecipes #chickenpiccata #chickenfordinner #chickenmeals #cookingfromhome
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The G.A.P. team wishes you all a peaceful Easter holiday. Thank you for your efforts to #MakeitGAP today and every day.

#easter #eastereggs #eastersunday #eaaster2021 #happyeaster
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G.A.P. has a vision. We strive for a world where farm animals are treated with compassion, managed to a science-based standard, and permitted to express their natural behavior, and where consumers are empowered to make informed purchasing decisions based on transparent animal welfare criteria and labeling.

Every time you purchase a product with the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label you are voting with your dollars for better animal welfare practices and supporting our vision for farm animals and the world. #MakeitGAP

Learn more about our mission, vision, and team here (link in bio):
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/mission-vision/

#farmanimalwelfare #animalwelfare #certificationmatters #vision
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Did you know you can get G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified products delivered to your door? Many of our partners ship directly. Check out the 'For Shoppers' page on our website, scroll down to 'Order G.A.P. Certified Now', select a G.A.P. partner, and add delicious proteins to your cart. Enjoy! #MakeitGAP

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/shoppers/ (link in bio)

#meatlover #shoponlinenow #meat #homedelivery #homedeliveryavailable #farmanimalwelfare #certificationmatters
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Easter is almost here. Do you have a plan? From ham to lamb and all proteins in between, G.A.P. has a recipe for you. Take our Easter "Meat Personality Quiz" and #MakeitGAP this weekend!

Click to our blog to get your Easter juices flowing:
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/celebrate-the-season-2/ (link in bio)

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Look for These Retailers and Brands When You Shop

3 Little Pigs

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

365 Everyday Value

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

Amazon

Click to view website

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

Cafe Spice

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Canidae

Pet Food Products & Brands
Chicken, Step 2

Charcutnuvo

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

Country Natural Beef

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

DeBoer’s

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2

Diestel Turkey Ranch

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 3

Earth Animal

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

Feltman’s of Coney Island

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 1

Force of Nature

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

EVOL

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

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

Nuggets Healthy Eats

Pet Food Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Olli Salumeria

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1 & 3

Only Natural Pet

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

Open Farm Pet

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

Open Prairie

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 1

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 1 & 4

Range Patagonian Grass-Fed

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Reunion Foods

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1

Rocky Free Range Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

Rosie Organic Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

Rossdown Natural Foods

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

Seemore Meats & Veggies

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

Serenity Kids

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 4

Tender & True Pet Nutrition

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

Thompson Farms

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 5+

Thrive Market

Click to view website

Wellshire Farms

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

Western Grassfed Beef

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

Whole Foods Market

Click link to find your store

Yorkshire Valley Farms Ltd.

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 2