Welcome to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Pesticide Monitoring Database for Fiscal Year 2008. 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 5,053 samples from the United States and 93 countries that were analyzed under the regulatory monitoring component of FDA pesticide programs for Fiscal Year 2008. (No data from the Incidence/Level Monitoring or Total Diet Study are included.) 1,398 of the samples were of domestic origin, and 3,655 were imports.
|File Name||Decompresses to|| Size of final file
# of records
|PROD2008.ZIP 21 KB compressed||PROD2008.TXT||109 KB
|2008 summary file by country/foodproduct combination (without regard to pesticide)|
111 KB compressed
|2008 summary file by country/pesticide combination (without regard to product)|
204 KB compressed
|2008 detailed data by country/food product/pesticide combination, all domestic products*|
409 KB compressed
|2008 detailed data by country/food product/pesticide combination, imported fruits and nuts*|
574 KB compressed
|IMVE2008.TXT||10.9 MB 108,028 records||2008 detailed data by country/food product/pesticide combination, imported vegetables and spices*|
411 KB compressed
|IMOT2008.TXT||6.5 MB 66,737 records||2008 detailed data by country/food product/pesticide combination, all other imported food products*|
|Analytical Data File
339 KB compressed
|2008 analytical data for each individual sample, as entered by FDA field chemist|
|Files of Additional Information|
53 KB compressed
|2008 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|
* These four summary data files may be combined into a single database or used separately.
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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