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    I know this probably sound pretty ridiculous, but does anyone know if there is a shelf life to bottle water. I have had some in the frig for about 3 years (never opened) and someone told me "it was no good". Does anyone have experience with this?

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    Bottled Water - indefinitely shelf live under optimal conditions
    The FDA has not established a shelf life for bottled water. In the United States bottled water's shelf life is date stamped for two years. This acts as a SKU number and is mainly for stock rotation purposes. It does not imply that the product is compromised after that date. As long as bottled water is packaged in accordance with FDA processing and good manufacturing practices, 21 CFR, Part 129, and is meeting the FDA quality standard provisions as outlined in 21 CFR, Part 165, the product's shelf life should remain intact for an indefinite period of time.

    Properly stored bottled water has indefinitely shelf live. However, long-term storage of bottled water may result in aesthetic defects, such as off-odor and taste. IBWA advises consumers to store bottled water in an unopened container at room temperature (or cooler), out of direct sunlight and away from solvents and chemicals such as gasoline, paint thinners and dry cleaning chemicals.

    Bottled water is an excellent choice for emergency water storage. FDA Good Manufacturing Practices mandate that bottled water be produced in a sanitary environment and bottled in sanitary, safety-sealed containers.

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    If the bottled water is still sealed then you are fine to drink it. A few kinds have expiration dates but most don't but I've used water that was sealed and over 10 years old and it was fine. As long as it is still sealed you don't need to worry about anything crawling around in the water, the only thing that might happen is it might be flat but if the seal was never broken that shouldn't happen. I'm betting your water tastes like you just bought it! You can also use them to cook with if you don't want to drink them. My family inhales water! We keep the empties and run them through the dishwasher and refill them and keep them in the fridge to take out into the field or on trips with us.

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    This is very useful information, ladies. Thank you.

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    Default Re: Bottle Water

    thanks also i never was sure about that one either

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    Thanks for all who responded to the Bottled Water situation. You're right. Maybe it's my imagination, but it does taste "flat" to me.

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    Default Re: Bottle Water

    If it not under direct sunlight i think It shoud be fine

 

 

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