European Spice Association

Welcome to the European Spice Association, ESA, a non-profit association representing the interests of its members in all matters pertaining to the processing, packing, quality assurance and food safety and/or marketing of herbs, spices and spice products (e.g. seasonings).

The European Spice Association e.V. (ESA) is the umbrella organization representing the European spice industry. ESA brings together the expertise of a wide group of people to promote the use of pure, safe and wholesome herbs and spices that are true to name and provide the quality and safety that is expected by the consumer.
ESA member companies and national member associations are fully committed to ensure that herbs and spices intended for distribution are in compliance with the general principles and requirements of EU food law and safe for human consumption.

  • represent the interests of its members vis-à-vis the competent bodies and departments of the European Union, as well as international institutions and organisations;
  • promote the interests of members in respect of the products concerned and to protect the image of the products and the sector;
  • study subjects of common interest to the members in the scientific, legislative, technological and economic fields.