A “ready-to-eat” food product may be defined as any food product which does not require any elaborate processing procedures on the part of consumer before it is good enough for Extruded Ready-to-Cook Products Packed in Plastic Pouches Ready-to-Cook/Ready-to-Eat Food in Plastic Pouches 152 consumption. It is ready-to-eat as soon as the pack is opened in a form, which is tasty and appetizing. The advancements in food technology and packaging technology have made it possible to extend the shelf-life of these products. Before deciding which packaging material is to be used, it is necessary to know the packaging requirements of the product i.e. what hazards will cause product deterioration and the conditions to which the packaged product will be subjected throughout its shelf-life.