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American Spice Trade Association and Sustainable Spice Initiative Announce Partnership to Promote Sustainability in the Global Spices Sector

September 22, 2022 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The American Spice Trade Association (ASTA), the leading association representing the U.S. spice sector, and the Sustainable Spices Initiative (SSI), a consortium of partners committed to sustainable value chains, today announced a joint commitment and partnership to promote sustainability in the global spice industry. Founded under IDH, the Sustainable […]

ASTA 2022 Regulatory Workshop

ASTA had a great Regulatory Workshop in Washington, DC! The workshop was offered in person and as a virtual live-streamed event. Look for highlights of the workshop, receptions and member messaging workshop in FYI ASTA and LinkedIn.  Attendees, please don’t forget to complete your survey – we want to know how we can make the […]

Do You Have Company News to Share?

We welcome our members to share significant company news such as mergers and acquisitions, plant openings, anniversaries, and staffing announcements, to be included FYIASTA Weekly if appropriate. To share your big moments to be featured in member spotlight section of the FYI ASTA Weekly, please contact us.

A Woman with Leadership and Vision

How One Determined Farmer Changed Her Family’s Fortunes With Black Pepper Foreword by Laura Shumow, ASTA Executive Director In August 2019, ASTA member Heifer International invited me and ASTA’s president at the time, David Solomon, to Guatemala to visit the spice farmers that are part of their Green Business Belt Initiative, a project that aims […]

2022 Check Sample Program Open for Registration

Registration for the 2022 Check Sample Program is now open. The ASTA Check Sample Program is designed to allow spice laboratories to evaluate a common range of analyses on spices that are significant to the spice trade. The program allows individual laboratories to evaluate their performance and set goals for improvement and consistency in analyses. Participating labs can […]

Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 Susan L. Abbott Memorial Scholarship

The 2022 Susan L. Abbott Memorial Scholarship is now accepting student applications and donations to support the scholarship fund. Donations from our member companies are what powers the scholarship program and gives ASTA the opportunity to award multiple scholarships each year. If you are interested in supporting the scholarship fund, please email [email protected] To promote the scholarship to […]