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

Click to view web site

Deck Family Farm

Click to view website

Desert Mountain Grassfed Beef

Click to view web site

Diestel Turkey

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Eel River Grass Fed Beef

Click to view website

EVOL

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Greenbrier Farms

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Hearst Ranch

Hearst Ranch / Larder Meat Co

Click to view website

Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Click to view website

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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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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TruBeef Organic - G.A.P. Partner

TruBeef Organic

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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

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Innovation is one of G.A.P.'s core values. We are always looking for ways to leverage technology to make the handling of animals raised to our standards more effective and efficient. That's why we've partnered with @herddogg, a technology partner who is helping G.A.P. develop a custom app for performing animal assessments in real-time on-farm. We are currently piloting the app with our new Dairy Standard and excited to understand the possibilities of incorporating the technology with more partners. Raising animals is a complex business. If technology can help both the farmer, the Certifier, AND the animal, we are all in.

Check out the recent press release announcing the G.A.P. / HerdDogg partnership.

https://www.prweb.com/releases/global_animal_partnership_partners_with_herddogg_launches_dairy_standard/prweb18272646.htm (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #technology #innovation #leveragingtechnology #farmanimalwelfare #farmanimals #makinganimpact
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Looking for another easy recipe that only requires one pan? We have another winner! Break out your sheet pan and make this delicious pork tenderloin and balsamic roasted vegetables recipe this week. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/sheet-pan-pork-tenderloin/ (link in bio)

#weeknightmeals #easyrecipes #porkloin #porklovers #sheetpandinner #dinnerisserved #familydinner #porkrecipe #porkrecipes
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What we all need now is some comfort food, am I right?? Here's a one-pot meal that is sure to hit the spot. All you need is G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified ground beef, beef stock, and lots of veggies. (Skip the kidney beans to make it Keto-friendly.) Great for a weeknight meal, or double it for a bigger gathering.

Get the recipe here >>>>>>>>>>>>> https://globalanimalpartnership.org/hearty-beef-cabbage-soup/

#MakeitGAP #beefrecipes #familymeals #easyrecipes #groundbeef #beeflovers #soup #soupseason #fallcooking #souprecipes
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We can't wait to participate in the Pet Sustainability Coalition #ImpactUnleashed virtual conference tomorrow! G.A.P. Executive Director, Anne Malleau, will be speaking about the G.A.P. program and will be joined by several of our partners in a panel about farm animal welfare and sustainability. If you're attending, message us!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/pet-parents/ (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #sustainability #petindustry #farmanimalwelfare #certificationmatters #petfood
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Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. Very best wishes to all of our Canadian team members, partners, and friends for a day filled with delicious food, fellowship, and fun!

#MakeitGAP #canadianthanksgiving #happycanadianthanksgiving #givethanks #thankful #familytime #familymeals
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In 2020, pet ownership rose to a new high -- 70% of households. Pets are truly a part of the family, don't you agree? If you 've been in a pet store lately, you've probably noticed the pet aisle is changing... for the better. We all care deeply about the food and treats we are feeding our pets and, today, there are more options than ever. Doesn't it make you feel good knowing that a growing number of pet brands are sourcing G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified ingredients for their products? After all, ALL animals matter. Look for the G.A.P. Certified label when you shop for your pet. And check out our latest blog about the changes in pet food and why you should shop for brands raising the bar. >>>>>>>>>

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/gap-animal-welfare-certification-because-all-animals-matter/ (link in bio)

@tenderandtruepet @openfarmpet @halopets @canidaepetfood @nuggetshealthyeats @freshpet @earthanimal1979 @wild.patagonian

#MakeitGAP #petfood #certifcationmatters #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #doglover #catlover #dogfood #catfood #responsiblysourced #animalwelfare #sustainability #petindustry
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Find yourself making the same recipes week in and week out? Time to mix it up... and spice it up! There's a new sauce in town - and it's called harissa. Find it in the international food section of your grocery store and you'll be glad you did. It's a fiery sauce made up of red chiles, garlic, citrus, and other spices. You can also search for a harissa sauce recipe (or paste) to make your own. Then, spread it under the skin of your favorite G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified bone-in chicken pieces - we love thighs - and get ready for a dinner fiesta. Check out this recipe for an easy sheet pan dinner and make your grocery list! >>>>>>

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/sheet-pan-harissa-chicken-dinner/

#MakeitGAP #chickenrecipes #dinnerrecipes #easydinners #easyrecipes #spiceitup #harissasauce #harissachicken #chickenrecipe #easymeals #harissachicken #tastyfood
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In anticipation of our Broiler Breeds announcement next week (and because it's the last day of Chicken Month!), we'd like to share some information with you about G.A.P.'s Better Chicken Project. We've been fielding inquiries from our company email, and from partners and other stakeholders, so we included those questions and answers in our most recent blog. Check it out and stay tuned on our social channels and Better Chicken Project page for more announcements.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/questions-about-gaps-better-chicken-project-we-have-answers/

#betterchickenproject #betterchicken #broilerchickens #innovation #farmanimalwelfare #chicken #chickenfarming #poultryfarming
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Looking for an easy weeknight dinner recipe that's sure to please? Try this yummy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole dish. Yes, we know, we had you at "tater tot". 😋 Just don't forget to look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label when you shop for your chicken. Hint, hint: the rotisserie chickens at Whole Foods Market are G.A.P. Certified -- and all you have to do is debone and shred to make this recipe even easier. Enjoy!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/chicken-tater-tot-casserole/

#MakeitGAP #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickenrecipe #easyrecipes #weeknightdinner #familydinner #chickenlovers #tatertots #comfortfood
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G.A.P. exists to positively impact the lives of farm animals raised for food. G.A.P.'s detailed, comprehensive standards include requirements related to the animal's environment, diet, and overall management from birth to harvest.

The purpose of G.A.P.'s #BetterChickenProject is to better understand the impact of broiler chicken genetics on the animals' overall welfare, and how we can use this data to reinvent the modern day broiler. Breed is the final piece in the overall broiler chicken welfare puzzle. With our commitment to both continuous improvement and a science-based approach, we will be publishing our new broiler breed assessment protocol and revising our Broiler Chicken Standards in 2022 to include a growing list of acceptable breeds eligible for G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certification.

Check out our Better Chicken Project for more information and ongoing updates. https://globalanimalpartnership.org/better-chicken-project/

#MakeitGAP #betterchicken #certificationmatters #farmanimalwelfare #chicken #chickenfarming
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It's officially fall! Time to grab your stockpot and make some soup! G.A.P.'s headquarters are in Texas, so naturally, our first fall soup recipe is Chicken Tortilla Soup -- made with G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified chicken, of course! Make it this weekend while you watch football, and make extra for next week's lunches. We can smell it simmering already. Enjoy!

Get the recipe here >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/best-chicken-tortilla-soup/

#MakeitGAP #chickentortillasoup #chickensoup #souptime #happyfall #happyfriday #happyfallyall #chickenrecipes #chickenrecipe #souprecipes
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It's National Cheeseburger Day! I mean, do we really need another excuse to have a burger?! Of course we do. Just make sure to look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label and #MakeitGAP when you buy your ground meat. Whether you prefer beef, bison, turkey, or chicken, the end result is a juicy patty of yum. Have a great weekend!

One of our favorite burger recipes... get it here>>>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/brunch-burger-avocado-bacon-egg/

#nationalcheeseburgerday #burgers #cheeseburgers #burgerrecipes #beeflover #turkeylover #chickenlover #bisonlover #burgerlover #burgerlove #cheeseburgerday #yesplease
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It's Farm Animal Awareness Week. At G.A.P., our vision is a world where farm animals are treated with compassion, managed to a science-based standard, and permitted to express their natural behavior.... AND a world where consumers are empowered to make informed purchasing decisions based on transparent animal welfare criteria and labeling. Help us impact the lives of farm animals by looking for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label when you shop. #MakeitGAP #FarmAnimalAwarenessWeek

Learn more about our mission here: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/mission-vision/. (link in bio)
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Did you know that chickens represent 90% of all farm animals processed for meat annually? That's a huge number. G.A.P. is working to get more farms into our program to positively impact the millions of chickens raised for food each year. Many companies have pledged their support for the Better Chicken Commitment, an initiative started by advocacy groups including @ASPCA and @ciwf to source G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified chicken under our new breed and welfare standards. Generating demand through corporate commitments means that supply will come - supply in the form of more farms committed to G.A.P. animal welfare standards.

Change takes time and patience, but we are committed to reinventing the modern-day broiler to achieve better welfare outcomes for millions of chickens raised for food each year.

Want to read more about chickens and why you should care? Check out our blog post here >>>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/why-should-you-care-about-broiler-chicken-welfare/ (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #betterchickenproject #betterchicken #broilerchickens #farmanimalwelfare #certificationmatters
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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

Egganic

Products & Brands: Laying Hens, Step 3

EVOL

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

Family Ranch

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Feltman’s of Coney Island

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 1

Force of Nature

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

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

LaBelle Patrimoine

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

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

Patagonian Grass-Fed

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Ranger – The Free Range Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

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

Roxy – The Organic Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

Seemore Meats & Veggies

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

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

Wild Patagonian

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

TruBeef Organic

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

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