The GAP label program offers 6 levels of certification primarily for animal welfare. Animals are also not fed drugs on a routine basis at all levels.There is a big difference between GAP 1 and GAP 5+ levels. GAP 5+ requires full time pasture and robust animal welfare practices. At this time the only retailer featuring this label is Whole Foods Market.
*Encouraged but not required
For explanations of some of these technical terms, like “rotational grazing” or “sewage sludge fertilizers,” please visit our glossary.