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 […]
When: July 19 at 10 am ET July will include crop updates on Mediterranean herbs, seeds & spices (basil, parsley, anise, cumin, oregano, sage, etc.), US garlic and onion from trade experts. Also included is a presentation from Shawn Marie Jarosz, Founder & Chief Trade Strategist with TradeMoves LLC, who will address the myriad of […]
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 […]
Join ASTA’s lunch at IFT’s Annual Event & Expo to socialize with spice industry colleagues and hear from ASTA’s leadership on exciting developments in the trade. To learn more about this event, and to register today, please click here.
ASTA will host a webinar, Updated ASTA Guidance on Science-Based Groupings to Optimize Validation of Spice Process Controls on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 11:00am ET. Registration is now open. To learn more about this important webinar, our speakers, and to register today, please click here.
ASTA hosted a webinar, FDA’s Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program Updates and Channels of Trade Guidance for Chlorpyrifos on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. The recording for this presentation is now available. To learn more about this webinar, our guest speaker, and to purchase access to the recording, please click here.
The web series Spices 201 – Continuing Education on Spices for Industry Professionals offers a focused overview of top traded spices, including the spice profile, growing regions, harvest information, global production, processing, uses, consumption, quality and regulatory information. This series covers:• Part I – Garlic and Onion• Part II – Black Pepper• Part III – […]
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 […]
Thanks to the generous support of our members and ASTA colleagues in Miami, we are able to award more scholarships gifts this year. We are excited to announce those recipients soon, so stay tuned!
The 2022 inaugural recipient of the Marty Mitchell Outstanding Service Award is Greg Sommerville. The Executive Committee developed this award to acknowledge an ASTA volunteer who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to volunteerism and to the success of the association. ASTA developed this new award in memory of Marty Mitchell, who passed away peacefully on […]