About Us

Our Mission

We encourage the consumption of pasta by being the center of knowledge and promoting sound public policy to the consumer, the industry and the regulatory bodies because a sustainable pasta industry is vital to healthy diets.
vintage engraved illustration. Magasin Pittoresque 1873.

Our History

The first commercial pasta plant in the United States was founded in 1848 in Brooklyn, New York. By the turn of the century, the pasta industry had reached a growth point that triggered a large group of industry members to assemble for a discussion of manufacturing and marketing issues. The result of this meeting was the establishment of the National Macaroni Manufacturers Association. In 1981, the name was changed to the National Pasta Association. Today, NPA’s members range from large, multinational pasta manufacturers to artisan pasta  makers, as well as suppliers to a robust US pasta industry.

Take a brief look at the history of the pasta industry...

Our Vision

An organization of manufacturers, marketers, millers and suppliers in the pasta industry serving as a cohesive advocate, promoter and center of knowledge for the industry, members of the government and the consumer so that U.S. pasta consumption increases and the U.S. pasta industry thrives.