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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spices 201 Open for Registration

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 – […]