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Pesticide Residue Monitoring 2008 Report and Data

Welcome to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Pesticide Residue Monitoring Report and Data for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008. The report summarizes the results of FDA’s pesticide monitoring program for FY 2008. Results in the report demonstrate that levels of pesticide residues in the U.S. food supply are well below established safety standards.

2008 Report (PDF 800KB)

The 2008 report is derived from the pesticide residue data provided in the original analytical sample data file (SPL2008.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 2008; no data from the Total Diet Study are included.

File NameDecompresses toSize of final file
# of records
File Definition
Summary Files
PROD2008.ZIP 21 KB compressedPROD2008.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.TXT10.9 MB 108,028 records2008 detailed data by country/food product/pesticide combination, imported vegetables and spices*
IMOT2008.ZIP
411 KB compressed
IMOT2008.TXT6.5 MB 66,737 records2008 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 Chris Sack, chris.sack@fda.hhs.gov.

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