About The Association for Dressings and Sauces (ADS) - The Association for Dressings & Sauces

About ADS

Founded in 1926

The Association for Dressings and Sauces (ADS) was founded in 1926 and represents manufacturers of salad dressing, mayonnaise and condiment sauces and suppliers of raw materials, packaging and equipment to this segment of the food industry.

The Association for Dressings and Sauces (ADS) purpose is to serve the best interests of industry members, its customers, and consumers of its products through a governing body of a 15-member Board of Directors and eight working committees, including the Executive Technical Board; the Quality Assurance and Technical Committees; the Consumer Awareness Steering Committee; the Packaging Committee; the Membership Advisory Council; and the Horseradish Information Council. Day-to-day administration of ADS is managed by The Kellen Company, a leading global professional services company with offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, New York and Washington D.C.


Whether you’re a manufacturer or a supplier, whether your company is big or small, retail or foodservice, branded or private label, whether you’re in marketing or new product development, the challenges are many in this industry. Join those who have discovered ADS is the ONLY association addressing the specific needs of the dressings and sauces industry and come away with real solutions.

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The Association for Dressings & Sauces

ADS 2023  Annual Business Forum

October 8-10, 2023
Naples Grande Beach Resort
Naples, FL


The Annual  Business Forum in the Fall has a marketing focus. The Spring Technical Meeting emphasizes science-based issues and includes an Information Open House (an informal tabletop exhibit) and new product and services presentations (held every other year) by members.