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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 […]

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 – […]

Pontus Mattsson Elected President of ASTA

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 […]

Marty Mitchell Outstanding Service Award

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 […]