vacuum sealed jar of foie gras
we brought a vacuum sealed jar of foie gras home this summer and it's been in the back of fridge. unfortunately the date's been wiped off the jar. i feel like it should last a long time since it's sealed, just want to make sure others agree that it's probably ok to eat still!
I would eat it.
Some might disagree but I am a strong advocate of the "trsut your nose and eyes" approach. Open it up, give it a sniff. If all looks right, try a small bit in the morning. If you're okay by evening, tuck in.
Highly unscientific admittedly but I can honestly say that it would be my approach.
Not sure what kind you bought but I also picked up a vacuum sealed jar of foie gras in October. In the store, the jar was on a shelf with all the cans and things so it clearly doesn't need refrigeration. Like you, I stored it in my fridge anyway - we ate it a couple of weeks ago and it was perfect. I'm not generally too worried about "expiration" dates on commercially canned foods. Most canned items will be safe to eat for a very long time past the date, although the quality may have slowly degraded over time. You bought the jar last summer? Heavens - it's still practically quacking.
Depends if it's fully-cooked (which is shelf-stable for several years without refrigeration and supposedly improves with age) or if it's mi-cuit (which should be refrigerated and eaten within 6 months or so). What information is there on the label that hasn't been wiped off?