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Pesticide Residue Monitoring 2003 Report and Data

Welcome to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Pesticide Residue Monitoring Report and Data for Fiscal Year (FY) 2003. The report summarizes the results of FDA’s pesticide monitoring program for FY 2003. Results in the report demonstrate that levels of pesticide residues in the U.S. food supply are well below established safety standards.

2003 Report

The 2003 report is derived from the pesticide residue data provided in the original analytical sample data file (SMPL2003.txt). Statistical summary files and other reference files are also provided.

All files must be downloaded for further use. No online search capability is available for these files. The following data files represent only the samples that were analyzed as part of the FDA regulatory pesticide residue monitoring program in FY 2003; no data from the Total Diet Study are included.

Summary Files
File NameDecompresses toSize of final file
# of records
File Definition
PROD2003.ZIP
37 KB compressed
PROD2003.TXT119 KB
1,711 records
2003 summary file by country/foodproduct combination (without regard to pesticide)
CHEM2003.ZIP
103 KB compressed
CHEM2003.TXT699 KB
16,584 records
2003 summary file by country/pesticide combination (without regard to product)
US2003.ZIP
191 KB compressed
US2003.TXT2.89 MB
28,972 records
2003 detailed data by country/food product/pesticide combination, all domestic products*
IMFR2003.ZIP
330 KB compressed
IMFR2003.TXT5.90 MB
60,876 records
2003 detailed data by country/food product/pesticide combination, imported fruits and nuts*
IMVE2003.ZIP
374 KB compressed
IMVE2003.TXT6.88 MB
69,316 records
2003 detailed data by country/food product/pesticide combination, imported vegetables and spices*
IMOT2003.ZIP
148 KB compressed
IMOT2003.TXT2.31 MB
24,467 records
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

File NameDecompresses toSize of final file
# of records
File Definition
SMPL2003.ZIP
418 KB compressed
SMPL2003.TXT4.82 MB
28,548 records
2003 analytical data for each individual sample, as entered by FDA field chemist

Files of Additional Information

File NameDecompresses toSize of final file
# of records
File Definition
METH2003.ZIP
60 KB compressed
METH2003.TXT361 KB
14,410 records
2003 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

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 Chris Sack, chris.sack@fda.hhs.gov.

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