An ambient condition is usually somewhere in the range of 15° to 25°C. Such products include tinned foods and any other shelf stable products. Foods that would have normally been refrigerated but have been processed are also classed as an ambient product as they can be stored safely and usually have a long shelf life.
A drink is a liquid intended for human consumption. In addition to their basic function of satisfying thirst, drinks play important roles in human culture. Common types of drinks include plain drinking water, milk, juice, smoothies and soft drinks. Traditionally warm beverages include coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.
Cheese is a dairy product produced in wide ranges of flavors, textures, and forms by coagulation of the milk protein casein. It comprises proteins and fat from milk, usually the milk of cows, buffalo, goats, or sheep. During production, the milk is usually acidified and the enzymes of either rennet or bacterial enzymes with similar activity are added to cause the casein to coagulate. The solid curds are then separated from the liquid whey and pressed into finished cheese. Some cheeses have aromatic molds on the rind, the outer layer, or throughout.
This is a list of cleaning products and agents. Cleaning agents are substances (usually liquids, powders, sprays, or granules) used to remove dirt, including dust, stains, bad smells, and clutter on surfaces. Purposes of cleaning agents include health, beauty, removing offensive odor, and avoiding the spread of dirt and contaminants to oneself and others.
A disposable (also called disposable product) is a product designed for a single use after which it is recycled or is disposed as solid waste. The term is also sometimes used for products that may last several months (e.g. disposable air filters) to distinguish from similar products that last indefinitely (e.g. washable air filters). The word "disposables" is not to be confused with the word "consumables", which is widely used in the mechanical world. For example, welders consider welding rods, tips, nozzles, gas, etc. to be "consumables", as they last only a certain amount of time before needing to be replaced. Consumables are needed for a process to take place, such as inks for printing and welding rods for welding, while disposable products are products that can be thrown away after it becomes damaged or otherwise un useful.
Dry goods is a historic term describing the type of product
line a store carries, which differs by region. The term comes from the textile
trade, and the shops appear to have spread with the mercantile trade across the
British Empire (and former British territories) as a means of bringing supplies
and manufactured goods to far-flung settlements and homesteads. Starting in the
mid-18th century, these stores began by selling supplies and textile goods to
remote communities, and many customized the products they carried to the area's
needs. This continued to be the trend well into the early 20th century. With
the rise of department stores and catalog sales, the decline of dry goods
stores began, and the term has largely fallen out of use. Some dry goods stores
became department stores especially around the turn of the 20th century.
The term goes back to the 17th century and originally referred to any goods measured in dry measure, not liquid measure, of volume, such as stere, bushel or peck. Dry goods as a term for textiles dates back to 1742 in England or even a century earlier.
Fresh food is food which has not been preserved and has not
spoiled yet. For vegetables and fruits, this means that they have been recently
harvested and treated properly postharvest; for meat, it has recently been
slaughtered and butchered; for fish, it has been recently caught or harvested
and kept cold.
Dairy products are fresh and will spoil quickly. Thus, fresh cheese is cheese which has not been dried or salted for aging. Sour cream may be considered "fresh" (crème fraîche).
Fresh food has not been dried, smoked, salted, frozen, canned, pickled, or otherwise preserved.