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Pesticide Residue Monitoring 1999 Report and Data

April 2000

Welcome to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Pesticide Monitoring Database for Fiscal Year 1999. 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 9,438 samples from over 90 countries that were analyzed under the regulatory monitoring component of FDA pesticide programs for Fiscal Year 1999. (No data from the Incidence/Level Monitoring or Total Diet Study are included.) 3,426 of the samples were of domestic origin, and 6,012 were imports.

Summary Files

File Name

Decompresses to
Size of final file
# of records

File Definition
40 KB compressed
PROD1999.TXT147 KB;
1,678 records
1999 summary file by country/food product combination (without regard to pesticide)
159 KB compressed
CHEM1999.TXT1.51 MB;
26,065 records
1999 summary file by country/pesticide combination (without regard to product)
377 KB compressed
US1999.TXT6.67 MB;
55,386 records
1999 detailed data by country/food product/pesticide combination, all domestic products*
713 KB compressed
IMFR1999.TXT12.7 MB;
110,655 records
1999 detailed data by country/food product/pesticide combination, imported fruits and nuts*
755 KB compressed
IMVE1999.TXT14.2 MB;
118,401 records
1999 detailed data by country/food product/pesticide combination, imported vegetables and spices*
214 KB compressed
IMOT1999.TXT3.93 MB;
33,000 records
1999 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
529 KB compressed
SMPL1999.TXT6.20 MB;
38,542 records
1999 analytical data for each individual sample, as entered by FDA field chemists


Files of Additional Information

Files of Additional Information
60 KB compressed
METH1999.TXT354 KB;
14,043 records
1999 list of pesticides covered by analytical methods used by FDA
109KB compressed
ReadMe.txt, Country.txt, Chemical.txt, Extncode.txt, Detncode.txt, Prodcode.txt431 KBReadMe explains the other files, which provide, respectively, additional information about: countries (of origin of samples), chemical names of residues, analytical extraction methods, analytical determinative 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.




To report access problems, contact Fred Fry,

To comment on the Pesticide Monitoring Database content or request further information, contact Ronald Roy,


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