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.

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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Every dollar counts. We’re a non-profit organization that depends on individual and corporate donations.

DONATE

Order G.A.P. Certified Online

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. Or see our full list of G.A.P. Certified brands below.

3 Little Pigs, LLC

Click to view web site

Adams Ranch

Adams Ranch

Click to view web site

Amazon

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Baldwin Family Farms

Click to view website

Beauchamp Farms

Click to view website

Brasstown Beef

Click to view website

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

Butcher Box

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Campfire Natural Dog Treats - Logo - G.A.P. Partner

Campfire Treats

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Charcutnuvo - G.A.P. Partner

Charcutnuvo

Click to view website

Chuck Howley’s Happy Hollow Ranch

Click to view website

Cooks Venture

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

Click to view website

Eel River Grass Fed Beef

Click to view website

EVOL

Click to view website

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

Click to view website

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 - G.A.P. Partner Logo

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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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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Pineland Farms Natural Meats, Inc.

Click to view website

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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It's October. The weather is changing, and the holidays are around the corner. Time for some comfort food! We love this mac and cheese recipe using chorizo. Yummmmm. The meaty cheesiness gets us every time. Make it as a side or a quick weeknight dinner. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP!

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National Chicken Month is coming to a close, and we couldn't miss the opportunity to thank our chicken producers and brands that source from them. A majority of the animals that we impact each year are broiler chickens, so they're especially important to our program as we fulfill our animal welfare mission. We have some exciting news to announce next month about G.A.P.'s Better Chicken Project, so stay tuned. We are working hard to chart a better path for broiler chicken production and we are humbled by the farmers and companies who believe there is a better way.

To learn more about our research and how we are helping change the chicken industry for good, check out our website:

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/better-chicken-project/ (link.in bio)

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Looking for a protein-rich easy breakfast idea? Dust off your muffin tin and make some delicious egg bites. Looking to save time? Make them on Sunday and heat them up all week. This recipe calls for diced ham but make it your own -- ground sausage, bacon, and ground turkey are also great protein additions. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP when you shop!

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The dairy industry is extremely complex with many different production systems, a large network of farms, and so many dairy cows to manage and keep healthy. G.A.P.'s multi-tiered Dairy Cattle Standards not only cover the entire lifecycle of the cow, they also include requirements around breeding, calving, physical health, milking hygiene, treatment for illness, and management of the cow's environment.

We're proud to be implementing an animal-based outcome approach by leveraging our new technology partner, @herddogg. G.A.P. has collaborated with HerdDogg to
develop a first-of-its-kind mobile app that will allow dairy farmers, their service technicians, and auditors to complete animal welfare assessments digitally at specified intervals within the certification cycle, and at audit.

This innovation is the result of our ongoing commitment to leveraging technology to help with animal management. This new app will provide farmers with ongoing data about their herd, which can be used to signal potential health and welfare issues before they arise. We think this groundbreaking technology will represent a new era in animal-based welfare management and we look forward to utilizing this tool with other species as well.

Check out our Dairy Cattle Standards page and download our comprehensive standards document. We're working with dairy farms and want to add more farms to our program. If you're interested, get in touch. You'll soon find our Animal Welfare Certified label on dairy products near you. https://globalanimalpartnership.org/standards/dairy-cattle/ (link.in bio)

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Back to school means back to a regular menu of weeknight dinners. Looking for some meaty dishes to add to your recipe folder? We love this easy, delicious Chicken Alfredo casserole dish. Pick up a rotisserie chicken from the store to make it super easy. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/chicken-alfredo-casserole/ (link.in bio)

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G.A.P. is thrilled to announce that @EvermorePetFood has earned G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certification for their chicken and turkey pet food products! Thank you for your commitment to farm animal welfare and the G.A.P. program. Check out our recent blog to learn more about Evermore Pet. Their products are available and ready to ship to your home today!

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Last month our Executive Director, Anne Malleau, was featured on the @pedersonsfarms 'Powered by Protein' podcast led by their entertaining host, Neil Dudley. Learn more about Anne's career path, her thoughts on how the G.A.P. program provides value to partners, her take on regenerative agriculture, and much more. Thank you Neil and Pederson's for your ongoing partnership and commitment to animal welfare! #MakeitGAP

Listen to the podcast here: https://youtu.be/HtW1UJsMXuo (link.in bio)

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Happy Labor Day from the G.A.P. Team! We celebrate and appreciate your hard work today and every day of the year. We hope you are having a barbecue today and toasting your successes. #MakeitGAP #laborday #happylaborday #bbq #labordaybbq #AnimalWelfareCertified #labordaymonday #cheers ...

One of G.A.P.'s core values is compassion. That's why our definition of animal welfare goes beyond just physical health and also includes the animal's living environment and emotional well-being. All of our standards for every species include requirements that help minimize stress on the animals like limited transport and environmental enrichments to encourage mobility and play.

Why do we include these kinds of requirements? Because all animals are sentient beings - even fish. What does "sentient" mean? It is the ability to perceive or feel things. In a conventional production setting, there is little concern for how the animals live and what they are feeling. G.A.P. Certification includes requirements for both. Compassion is why our standards put the needs and wants of the animals first.

Check out our Standards page to learn more: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/standards/ (link.in bio)

#MakeitGAP #certificationmatters #animalwelfare #farmanimalwelfare #fishwelfare #animalsmatter #compassion #corevalues
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If you're getting in the "Back to School Groove", we've got a delicious and easy recipe that is sure to please the whole family. (And who doesn't love a good casserole recipe?!) Brown the ground meat, boil the pasta, and assemble ahead of time so it's ready to pop in the oven when you're home from work. P.S. The leftovers make a great lunch too! Bon Appetit!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/cheeseburger-pasta-casserole/ (link.in bio)

#MakeitGAP when you buy your ground meat - ground beef, turkey, chicken, bison, or lamb all taste delicious in this recipe!

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Did you know that G.A.P. is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization? That means we rely on donations to continue our operations each year. G.A.P. only receives a small application fee for new partners seeking certification, since our third-party Certifiers conduct the audit and collect audit fees. We also only charge a small licensing fee for labeled products that contain G.A.P. Certified ingredients. In other words, every dollar counts.

When you purchase a product with the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label, you are helping our partners and G.A.P. impact the lives of animals. When you tell a friend or share a post, you are helping us raise awareness for our program and label. All of these actions add up. We hope you'll consider adding G.A.P. to the list of organizations you give to each year. You can also designate G.A.P. as your charity of choice in Paypal and donate small sums with each transaction. We appreciate your support! Thanks for helping us #MakeitGAP!

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Back-to-School time is just around the corner! Are you ready? Sometimes it's hard to get back into the lunch-packing, dinner-prepping routine but G.A.P. has you covered. We've got some great tips and recipe ideas for conquering the eternal "What do I make this week?" question.

Check out our latest blog here and don't forget to #MakeitGAP when you shop! >>>>
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The SuperZoo Pet Industry Trade Show starts today! G.A.P. won't have a booth this year, but we'd love to talk to pet food brands looking for animal welfare certification. If you're a pet owner, check out our pet page to learn more and shop for G.A.P. Certified brands.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/pet-parents/

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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

Campfire Treats

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4 / Chicken, Step 3 / Turkey, Step 1, 2

Canidae

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 1

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

Evermore Pet Food

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

EVOL

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

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

The Honest Kitchen

Products & Brands
Chicken, Step 1

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

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

Patagonian Grass-Fed

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Pine Manor

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Pineland Farms Natural Meats, Inc.

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 1 & 4

Ranger – The Free Range Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

RAWR

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

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 4

Thrive Market

Click to view website

TruBeef Organic

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

Wellshire Farms

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

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