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. 2024 participating labs can select from the following options: Red Pepper Chemistry – HPLC Heat, ASTA Color, Water Activity Black Pepper Chemistry – Volatile Oil, Moisture, […]
This webinar with Luis M. Martinez, Vice President of the ICDR and ASTA counsel Sam Zimmerman of Hogan Lovells provided an update on the ICDR Rules and Process. The recording is now available to ASTA members. click here.
If you missed the live broadcast on Wednesday, September 20, and Thursday, September 21, the recordings and PDFs from these presentations are now in the Crop Reports Archive. These informative sessions provided updates on factors impacting harvesting, growth, climate, transportation, and regional impacts that affect spices in the global supply chain. The crops covered included: […]
Connect with colleagues and strengthen your industry relationships at IFT FIRST. Join ASTA’s exclusive members networking lunch to advance your ties to the association and the global spice trade. Members will get up to speed on the latest developments in the spice trade and learn about the exciting opportunities for engagement with ASTA while building […]
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 […]
The American Spice Trade Association (ASTA) submitted comments today to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting the agency include spices under its definition of “healthy” foods. To view the full press release, click here. To view comments submitted, click here. For media inquiries, please contact Laura Shumow, Executive Director at [email protected].
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 issues like supply chain cASTA’s Annual Meeting & Exhibits is happening in San Diego, CA, next week! If you didn’t register online, you can still join us and expedite your onsite […]
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, […]
The Crop Reports are offered as an exclusive ASTA member benefit at no cost. Recording from February’s broadcast are now available in the Crop Reports Archive. To volunteer as a presenter for a future crop report or for sponsorship opportunities for these events, click here.
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 […]