Ambient is a term used within the food and drink manufacturing industry when concerning either product types or storage. Ambient products are not like chilled foods that require a chilled environment or like frozen foods that require a frozen environment; they are in fact products that require an ambient temperature - described as being the temperature of the surroundings, or in some cases 'room temperature'.
Ambient products are what form a good portion of a supermarket and can include (but are not limited to) Soft drinks, Confectionery, tea and coffee, biscuits, cereals, tinned fish, tinned meat, tinned fruit, tinned soup, rice, and pasta
Ambient products will often have a very long shelf life and are low risk and low cost purchases for the consumer.
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