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Pesticide Residue Monitoring 2015 Report and Data

Welcome to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Pesticide Residue Monitoring Report and Data for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. The report summarizes the results of FDA’s pesticide monitoring program for FY 2015. Results in the report demonstrate that levels of pesticide residues in the U.S. food supply are well below established safety standards.

2015 Report (PDF: 484KB)

The 2015 report is derived from the pesticide residue data provided in the original analytical sample data file (SampleData2015.txt). Three statistical summary files (Product2015.txt, Chemical2015.txt, and CountryProductResidue2015.txt) are also provided. Additionally, six other reference files are included: MethodScope2015.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 2015; no data from the Total Diet Study are included.

File Name Size Decompressed File(s) Size Records File Definition
Analytical Data File
SampleData2015.zip 387KB SampleData2015.txt 5,510KB 23,424 2015 analytical data for each individual sample, as entered by FDA field analysts
Statistical Summary Files
Product2015.zip 25KB Product2015.txt 156KB 1,700 2015 summary file by country/food product combination (without regard to pesticide)
Chemical2015.zip 474KB Chemical2015.txt 5,274KB 76,863 2015 summary file by country/pesticide combination (without regard to product)
CountryProductResidue2015.zip 6,391KB CountryProductResidue2015.txt 141,702KB 999,084 2015 detailed data by country/food product/pesticide combinations
Reference Files
ReferenceFiles.zip 47KB ProdCode.txt 91KB 2,003 Reference list of product codes, product description and classification
    ExtCode.txt 4KB 57 Reference list of method extraction codes and descriptions
    DetCode.txt 2KB 29 Reference list of method detector codes and descriptions
    Country.txt 3KB 155 Reference list of countries from which samples are collected
    Chemical.txt 17KB 768 Reference list of pesticide chemical codes and names
    MethodScope2015.txt 125KB 3,916 2015 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: 184KB).


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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