The National Seasoning Manufacturers Association is the trade association representing the blended seasoning industry.  NSMA was founded in 1973 to address issues arising from supplying seasonings to USDA inspected plants. Our role expanded to represent industry's interests with the regulatory agencies. Face-to-face meetings with USDA and FDA build trust and credibility to shape the policies that govern us. 

We are dedicated to the promotion of the goals and education for the seasonings industry and the affiliated government liaisons and regulations pertaining to them. We endorse quality and safety standards compliant with acceptable handling and distribution within the international spice trade.

NSMA works to promote the continued improvement in quality and wholesomeness of incoming spice; and to address issues involved in imported ground spices. The NSMA focus is on:

  • Labeling

  • Bio-terrorism

  • GMOs

  • Allergens

  • Guiding Principles of Standards

  • Codex Alimentarius

  • Government Policies & Liaisons

  • Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011

Membership is available to all companies actively engaged in seasoning manufacturing, and companies that support the industry with ingredients, packaging, and other services. We need your experience and insight to ensure the industry is positioned correctly and our voices and concerns are heard and encourage you to join our association. Click here for membership info.