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ASTA 2023-2024 Annual Report

Check out ASTA’s 2023-2024 Annual Report to discover the critical work of ASTA’s Board of Directors, committees, and staff on behalf of the spice industry. Download the report now to learn about ASTA’s efforts to advance meaningful projects within the industry and provide a one-of-a-kind member experience, including: Working with federal and state government officials and agencies […]

2024 Annual Meeting & Exhibits Registration Open

ASTA is thrilled to invite the spice industry to gather this spring at the 2024 Annual Meeting & Exhibits! Join industry colleagues in Tucson, Arizona, from April 16-18 to take part in one-of-a-kind education and networking opportunities while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Southwest. With ASTA’s packed educational and social program, you will: Gain valuable insights and participate […]

New Webinar: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposed Regulatory Actions on Ethylene Oxide (EtO)

On April 11, EPA proposed a number of new actions on EtO to require more stringent emissions standards and additional worker protections. EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention released a Proposed Interim Decision (PID) that indicates they will consider proposing a phased cancellation of EtO use on specific spices/commodities without documentation showing that alternatives are not viable and the need for […]

2023 Check Sample Program: Registration Open

The ASTA Check Sample Program aims to strengthen laboratory credibility and promote high levels of accuracy within and among laboratories using standard analytical test methods for spices and herbs. 2023 participating labs can select from the following options: Red Pepper Chemistry – HPLC Heat, ASTA Color, Water Activity Black Pepper Chemistry – Volatile Oil, Moisture, […]

Celebrating World Food Safety Day

How the Spice Industry Promotes Global Food Safety Throughout the Spice Supply Chain Food safety is a core focus of the spice sector, an inherently global industry that long-ago shaped trade routes still essential in today’s supply chain. Those lasting trade routes have received much attention as COVID-19 lockdowns and port congestion have pressured the […]

Pontus Mattsson Elected President of ASTA

April 19, 2022 (WASHINGTON) – Pontus Mattsson, Vice President of Supply Chain and Administration at Silva International, was elected President of the American Spice Trade Association (ASTA)’s Board of Directors. Mr. Mattsson was elected for a one-year term by the Board last week at the 2022 ASTA Annual Meeting & Exhibits in Miami, FL. “I […]