Food Processing's 10 Most Popular Articles of 2009

Dec. 15, 2009
It’s December which means it is time for me to run down the list of our 10 most requested articles on

This list titillates my technical taste buds because it gives an idea of what’s important to our website readers. That’s one of the neat things about the web: You can get a quantitative assessment of the popularity or importance of an article; something you cannot get from the print magazine.

The top 10 list for 2009:

1. Food Processing Top 100 for 2009: Licking the Recession
Among other things, Nestle (our Processor of the Year in this issue) turned in a stellar performance that landed it at the top of our annual ranking of the largest food & beverage processors in the U.S. and Canada.

2. Food Industry 2010: Priorities for the New Decade
From a new FDA to China, seven game-changers for 2010 and beyond.

3. Ingredient Supplier Guide
A growing, directory-like list of the food processing industry’s ingredient suppliers.

4. Equipment Supplier Guide
The equipment and services complement to the above.

5. Flavor and Ingredient Trends For 2009
Consumers look for function with their flavor; more exotic fruits on the way.

6. Top Selling New Food Products of 2008
IRI’s annual list of Pacesetters focused on convenience, steaming technologies and full flavor.

7. 2009 Manufacturing Trends Survey: Economy Ahead, Proceed with Caution!
Food safety remains paramount and energy’s cheap, but this recession has processors looking to 2009 with hesitation.

8. Toops’ Scoops: Confectionery Trends for 2009-2010
Having returned from the All Candy Expo, Diane reports on confectionary trends for 2009-2010.

9. Food Processing Trends
Food Processing maintains a trends portal to help you stay up to date with food industry trends.

10. 2009 Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey: Food Processors are Happier, Wealthier
Despite the economic upheaval, our third annual Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey shows an increase in pay while satisfaction holds steady.