ASTA was founded in 1907 and represents the interests of approximately 200 members including companies that grow, dehydrate, and process spices. ASTA’s members include U.S.-based agents, brokers and importers, and companies based outside of the U.S. that grow spices and ship them to the U.S. and other companies associated with the U.S. spice industry. ASTA members manufacture and market the majority of spices sold in the U.S. for industrial, food service and consumer use.

For Members
As a member of ASTA you are part of the association recognized as the leading voice of the U.S. spice industry in the global market.

ASTA seeks to continually enhance the value of membership, looking at a wide range of benefits to meet the needs of people throughout every member company, including those in senior management, purchasing/procurement, QA, technical and regulatory compliance, sales and marketing.

Member Benefits

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Your ASTA membership provides access to great exclusive members only benefits. Members realize significant savings on ASTA products and services, access to programs and information not available to non-members.


  • Discounted events and programs
  • Networking opportunities
  • Use of ASTA logo on website and marketing materials
  • Trade resources, including Quarterly Crop Reports
  • Self-regulation program
  • Regulatory compliance resources
  • On-line membership directory
  • Contracts for trading of spices
  • Advocacy to federal, state and global policy makers
  • Food safety research and resources
  • Industry collaboration and leadership through committees and engagement
  • Career center
  • Susan L. Abbott scholarship fund

… and more!

Please go to Join ASTA to begin the membership application process.


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