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Pesticide Residue Monitoring 2014 Report and Data

Welcome to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Pesticide Residue Monitoring Report and Data for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. The report summarizes the results of FDA’s pesticide monitoring program for FY 2014. Results in the report demonstrate that levels of pesticide residues in the U.S. food supply are well below established safety standards.

2014 Report (PDF 548KB)

The 2014 report is derived from the pesticide residue data provided in the original analytical sample data file (SampleData2014.txt). Three statistical summary files (Product2014.txt, Chemical2014.txt, and CountryProductResidue2014.txt) are also provided. Additionally, six other reference files are included: MethodScope2014.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 2014; no data from the Total Diet Study are included.

File Name Size Decompressed File(s) Size Records File Definition
Analytical Data File
SampleData2014.zip 436KB SampleData2014.txt 6,577 KB 26,976 2014 analytical data for each individual sample, as entered by FDA field chemist
Statistical Summary Files
Product2014.zip 25 KB Product2014.txt 144 KB 1,703 2014 summary file by country/food product combination (without regard to pesticide)
Chemical2014.zip 209 KB Chemical2014.txt 2,373 KB

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2014 summary file by country/pesticide combination (without regard to product)
CountryProductResidue2014.zip 4,054 KB CountryProductResidue2014.txt 82,762 KB 633,239 2014 detailed data by country/food product/pesticide combinations
Reference Files     
ReferenceFiles.zip 47 KB ProdCode.txt 87 KB 1,923 Reference list of product codes, product description and classification
    ExtCode.txt 4 KB 57 Reference list of method extraction codes and descriptions
    DetCode.txt 2 KB 29 Reference list of method detector codes and descriptions
    Country.txt 2 KB 145 Reference list of countries from which samples are collected
    Chemical.txt 17 KB 768 Reference list of pesticide chemical codes and names
    MethodScope2014.txt 125 KB 3,916 2014 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: 141KB).

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.