Dec.17: IN A CAPSULE
This may surprise you – bottled water does require an expiry date like other packaged foods. Ignoring the date could have serious health consequences. According to Live Science, it is not the water that goes bad. After a certain point in its life, the plastic bottle water is packaged in (usually polyethylene terephthalate or PET) starts leaching chemicals that are hazardous to health.
The water also acquires an unpleasant odour and taste. So, before you purchase packaged water, do look for the expiry date.