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Register Now: Annual Meeting & Exhibits 2023

Registration is now open for ASTA’s Annual Meeting and Exhibits, the spice industry’s preeminent yearly event, taking place May 9-11, 2023, at the Hilton Bayfront in sunny San Diego. Seize the opportunity to dive into today’s hot topics, learn from leading experts, and network with new colleagues and longtime industry friends. From best-in-class education on […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]