RTE ( Ready-To-Eat ).
Ready-To-Eat foods are those food products which is in the edible form without additional preparation by the food service or it's in the consumed form known as a ready-to-eat food.
RTE should be in edible form without any additional preparation steps. It is a group of food products that are pre-cooked, mostly packed & ready for consumption without prior cooking. RTE (Ready-To-Eat) foods rely on acidic conditions to inhibit the growth of pathogens.
Ex: Hot dog, Luncheon meats, Dry sausage, Fermented sausage, Desserts, Salad etc.