Organic Task Force

The Organic Task Force will offer guidance to ASTA Committees and the Board on educational and advocacy needs related to organic spice issues and provide a forum for the organic spice industry to network and collaborate with colleagues on issues of interest.

Organic Task Force Member Roster 2019-2020
This group will look at significant challenges for companies in  the organic spice sector –

  • Lack of supply and availability of organic spices, in the face of growing demand
  • Difficulty ensuring suppliers and farmers are meeting requirements and doing their due diligence
  • Customer testing of products
  • Fraudulent organic certifications
  • Pesticide residues

Help ASTA identify the best ways to address issues and provide resources by –

  • Offering guidance to ASTA Committees and Board on educational and advocacy needs related to organic spice issues
  • Conduct outreach to certification bodies, government agencies, and other stakeholders
  • Provide a forum for the organic spice industry to network and collaborate with colleagues on issues of interest

 

Fred Alejo, Pure Ground Ingredients
Simone Cormier (Board Liaison), Allegro Coffee Company
Justin Dossiea, Olam Spices & Vegetable Ingredients
Kristen Jaskulski (Chair), Pure Ground Ingredients
Suzanne Jenkins, Red Monkey Foods
Chris Lappin, Riega Foods
Jonathan Raju, High Quality Organics, Inc.
Walid El Singaby, McCormick & Co., Inc.Allison Slaybaugh, Red Monkey Foods
Greg Sommerville, Frontier Co-op

ASTA Staff Liaisons
Jessica Skerritt