Industry News & Events

Here is where ASTA provides updates and archives information about news, events, and ASTA educational programs tailored for today’s spice industry. ASTA features a wide range of educational offerings ranging from food safety to regulatory compliance to the latest food industry trends that impact spices. We utilize a combination of in-person meetings and web-based lectures to meet the needs of the industry. Content on past events is available for past participants of these programs. ASTA currently publishes two monthly electronic newsletters and is on LinkedIn. These platforms are designed to keep members informed.

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Newsletters (members only) and Social Media – ASTA Advocate provides current information on U.S. legislative and regulatory issues that impact the spice industry. At the same time, FYI ASTA keeps members informed with the latest information about ASTA initiatives supporting the association’s strategic goals, annual meetings, dues renewal, new member announcements, and other industry-related news. If you are searching through archive issues, please be advised that some links may no longer be available. ASTA is excited to combine its two monthly newsletters FYI ASTA and ASTA Advocate into one weekly newsletter beginning in January 2020. Stay tuned for more information on this focused newsletter that will continue to offer frequent news and information to ASTA members.

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Annual Meetings and Exhibits – ASTA’s premier educational event is the Annual Meeting and Exhibits held in the spring. This event provides a series of lectures on the latest key spice industry issues, features a pre-conference workshop with an in-depth look at one key topic, and the exhibits offer attendees the opportunity to learn about essential products and services. In 2020 ASTA pivoted to a virtual event; check out ASTA Online.

Workshops – Each fall, ASTA holds a Workshop in Washington, DC, to allow the industry to hear directly from policymakers and regulators.

Webinars – Throughout the year, ASTA brings education right to your desktop with Webinars. After the live broadcast, these are available to purchase for download.

Advertising and Sponsorship – Advertise with ASTA or become a sponsor. Here you will find out more about these opportunities to gain exposure for your company and become a sponsor to one or more of our many events and programs.