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June 25-28, 2017
Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas, NV

May 2014

President Culinary Farms now also president American Spice Trade Association!

As you are aware, Culinary Farms continuously works on delivering great ingredients to you!
Committed to selling you high quality Authentic Mexican Chiles/chilis, Kirk Bewley, president of Culinary Farms, recently also became the president of the American Spice Trade Association.

ASTA is also called the voice of the US spice industry. The association works to ensure the supply of clean & safe spices, shape public policy on behalf of the global industry and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the picture: on the left Kirk Bewley, Culinary Farms, Inc., President ASTA

Next to Kirk is Greg Lightfoot, ConAgra Foods, Vice President/Secretary ASTA

At the end of the table on the right sits Greg, Gaspare Colletti, Cell Foods, Inc., Immediate Past President

 

We apologize for this not very clear picture of Kirk Bewley giving his first speech as president of the American Spice Trade Association.

 

Left: Kirk Bewley, Culinary Farms, Inc., President ASTA

In the middle is Greg Lightfoot, ConAgra Foods, Vice President/Secretary ASTA

At the end of the table on the right sits Greg, Gaspare Colletti, Cell Foods, Inc., Immediate Past President

For more information about ASTA, please see their website. Among other things, ASTA submitted comments to the FDA on the proposed FSMA rule on preventive controls for human food which includes spices.  Stressing that the best available science should be the basis for policy, ASTA urged that “one size does not fit all” and the rules must be flexible enough to allow businesses to tailor programs to their unique circumstances. It was also noted that policy should build on effective and reliable industry systems already in use like ASTA’s HACCP guidance and Clean, Safe Spices. The guidelines were included as resources instrumental in assisting industry in important food safety plan implementation.