Pesticide Residue Monitoring 2016 Report and Data

Welcome to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Pesticide Residue Monitoring Report and Data for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. The report summarizes the results of FDA’s pesticide monitoring program for FY 2016. Results in the report demonstrate that levels of pesticide residues in the U.S. food supply are well below established safety standards.

2016 Report (PDF 484 KB)

The 2016 report is derived from the pesticide residue data provided in the original analytical sample data file (SampleData2016.txt). Three statistical summary files (Product2016.txt, Chemical2016.txt, and CountryProductResidue2016.txt) are also provided. Additionally, six other reference files are included: MethodScope2016.txt, ProdCode.txt, ExtCode.txt, DetCode.txt, Country.txt, and Chemical.txt.

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 2016; no data from the Total Diet Study are included.

File NameSizeDecompressed File(s)SizeRecordsFile Definition
Analytical Data File 485KBSampleData2016.txt 6,832KB 28,1922016 analytical data for each individual sample, as entered by FDA field analysts
Statistical Summary Files 22KBProduct2016.txt 132KB 1,4552016 summary file by country/food product combination (without regard to pesticide) 447KBChemical2016.txt 5,069KB 73,7022016 summary file by country/pesticide combination (without regard to product) 6,139KBCountryProductResidue2015.txt 136,506KB 967,1812016 detailed data by country/food product/pesticide combinations
Reference Files 92KBProdCode.txt 374KB 7,753Reference list of product codes, product description and classification
  ExtCode.txt 4KB 59Reference list of method extraction codes and descriptions
  DetCode.txt 2KB 31Reference list of method detector codes and descriptions
  Country.txt 3KB 155Reference list of countries from which samples are collected
  Chemical.txt 18KB822Reference list of pesticide chemical codes and names
  MethodScope2016.txt 130KB 4,0942016 list of pesticides covered by analytical methods used by FDA

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 (PDF: 144 KB)


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