, the pioneering B2B e-marketplace dedicated to the food ingredients industry has been awarded winner of the Eircom/Irish Independent Business Award 2000 for the month of December for outstanding progress in the use of the Internet and e-business. Since its launch in August 2000, has already seen significant success with already nearly 400 members signed up to date.  IngredientsNet.Com has succeeded in attracting large players in the global food ingredients industry with over one quarter of the top food companies worldwide currently registered members and active participants of IngredientsNet.Com.  These major companies have joined in a move towards enhancing their e-commerce strategy, due to the growing benefits that come with trading online, such as  lower costs, time saving benefits, higher efficiency levels and maximization of trading results.