Ready-to-eat food can be explained as pre-cooked and prepacked food that doesn't require any further processing or cooking. Ready-to-eat foods can be refrigerated, and shelf-stable, which may require minimal heating for some to get them heated up. Ready-to-eat foods follow some guidelines in order to ensure no contamination or bacteria formation. Ready-To-Eat Food is also called prepared food or convenience food because they're very convenient, simple, and quick to consume.