Expiration on water?!

Question: Expiration on water!?
There is an expiration date on my water bottle!. Why!?Www@FoodAQ@Com

There are two main types of sterilization that all food and drink manufacturers use!. The first is the use of peracetic acid that gives an instant kill to most pathogens (bugs that make you ill)!. The second is the use of steam!. Holding a steam temperature of above 120 degrees in the product line for 15 minutes will kill virtually all pathogens!. However, some bacteria form spores which are virtually indestructible and can last for millions of years!. The only way to make totally sterile drinks would be to irradiate them, which wouldn't make them radioactive, but would make them cost a great deal of money to produce!. Thus, the manufacturer cannot guarantee that their product is free of pathogens and gives it a 'use by' to minimize their liability!.

And actually, packaging deterioration IS the other reason for the "Best By" Date!.

it's because eventually little particles from the plastic bottle will dissolve into your water if you keep it too long!. these can be harmful!. that's why you're not supposed to refill plastic water bottles!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

it has nothing to do with the bottle,

water can become stale, (ever smell a used towel)

companies think that you wont buy more water if it smells a little badWww@FoodAQ@Com

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