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 […]
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Expedite Onsite Registration: Annual Meeting & Exhibits 2023
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Don’t Miss July’s Virtual Quarterly Crop Reports!
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 […]
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 […]
Register for ASTA’s Networking Lunch at IFT
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.
Get the Latest Updates on the Science of Validating Process Controls for Groupings of Spices
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.
Hear From FDA About the Latest Pesticide Residue Enforcement Policies
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.