Did a bit of a clean-out myself in the last week or two to make room for emergency stashes. Oldest I found (dried herbs excluded) was a 2005 packet of peanuts.
How did that one get past your mum? :)
(and just how fossilised are your dried herbs...I've seen what happens to cheese in your fridge)
In my defence, Geoff moved all the foodstuffs - and most of the other stuffs - between houses while I was at Burra for Easter 2015. This defence completely ignores the fact that the rice would have been *only* 6 years out of date at that stage. Admittedly, it's probably at least 10 years since I last cooked risotto!
That's probably better than the 1998 meds we found while doing an overhaul of our collective first aid kits this year. We're all betting that with the sudden enthusiasm for food shopping (and hoarding), a lot of it will just sit in people's cupboards and end up donated to food pantries when it's past the expiration date some months/years in the future. Sigh.
It’s not a matter of the rice going off, but who else has been eating it.