Welcome to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Pesticide Monitoring Database for Fiscal Year 2003. Files must be downloaded for further use. No online search capability is available for these files.
A report based on the information in this database is also available.
The following downloadable data files represent the 6,766 samples from over 100 countries that were analyzed under the regulatory monitoring component of FDA pesticide programs for Fiscal Year 2003. (No data from the Incidence/Level Monitoring or Total Diet Study are included.) 2,122 of the samples were of domestic origin, and 4,644 were imports.
|File Name||Decompresses to||Size of final file|
# of records
37 KB compressed
|2003 summary file by country/foodproduct combination (without regard to pesticide)|
103 KB compressed
|2003 summary file by country/pesticide combination (without regard to product)|
191 KB compressed
|2003 detailed data by country/food product/pesticide combination, all domestic products*|
330 KB compressed
|2003 detailed data by country/food product/pesticide combination, imported fruits and nuts*|
374 KB compressed
|2003 detailed data by country/food product/pesticide combination, imported vegetables and spices*|
148 KB compressed
|2003 detailed data by country/food product/pesticide combination, all other imported food products*|
|* These four summary data files may be combined into a single database or used separately.|
Analytical Data File
418 KB compressed
|2003 analytical data for each individual sample, as entered by FDA field chemist|
Files of Additional Information
60 KB compressed
|2003 list of pesticides covered by analytical methods used by FDA|
67 KB compressed
|243 KB||ReadMe explains the other files, which provide, respectively, additional information about: countries (of origin of samples), chemical names of residues, analytical extraction methods, analytical detection methods, and product codes of samples|
The sizes of compressed and expanded files are approximate and are provided so the user can estimate download times and disk space requirements.
Information on the structure and content of the data files are described in the User's Manual.
PLEASE READ THE MANUAL BEFORE USING THE DATA FILES.
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