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Pesticide Program Pesticide Monitoring Database 2008

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

File Definition

Summary Files

PROD2008.ZIP

21 KB compressed

PROD2008.TXT109 KB
1,591 records
2008 summary file by country/foodproduct combination (without regard to pesticide)
CHEM2008.ZIP
111 KB compressed
CHEM2008.TXT921 KB
21,932 records
2008 summary file by country/pesticide combination (without regard to product)
US2008.ZIP
204 KB compressed
US2008.TXT3.9 MB
36,695 records
2008 detailed data by country/food product/pesticide combination, all domestic products*

IMFR2008.ZIP
409 KB compressed

IMFR2008.TXT8.1 MB
80,299 records
2008 detailed data by country/food product/pesticide combination, imported fruits and nuts*
IMVE2008.ZIP
574 KB compressed
IMVE2008.TXT

10.9 MB

108,028 records

2008 detailed data by country/food product/pesticide combination, imported vegetables and spices*
IMOT2008.ZIP
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
SPL2008.ZIP
339 KB compressed
SPL2008.TXT3.4 MB
19,624 records
2008 analytical data for each individual sample, as entered by FDA field chemist
Files of Additional Information
METH2008.ZIP
53 KB compressed
METH2008.TXT402 KB
18,695 records
2008 list of pesticides covered by analytical methods used by FDA
ALLCODES.ZIP
67 KB compressed

ReadMe.txt
Country.txt
Chemical.txt
Detncode.txt
Prodcode.txt

243 KBReadMe 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.

   

To report access problems, contact Fred Fry, frederick.fry@fda.hhs.gov.

To comment on the Pesticide Monitoring Database content or request further information, contact Ronald Roy, ronald.roy@fda.hhs.gov.