Neil Mermelstein

Neil H. Mermelstein

Spices add flavor and color to foods.The United States is the world’s largest spice importer, obtaining more than 40 spices from suppliers in more than 50 countries, many of which may not have the same safety and quality controls as the United States. Cheryl Deem, Executive Director of the American Spice Trade Association (ASTA) (, said that since most spices are grown in developing countries where sanitation and food handling practices may not be adequate to guarantee the ready-to-eat safety of these produc…

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Neil Mermelstein