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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 Name Size Decompressed File(s) Size Records File Definition
Analytical Data File
SampleData2016.zip  485KB SampleData2016.txt  6,832KB  28,192 2016 analytical data for each individual sample, as entered by FDA field analysts
Statistical Summary Files
Product2016.zip  22KB Product2016.txt  132KB  1,455 2016 summary file by country/food product combination (without regard to pesticide)
Chemical2016.zip  447KB Chemical2016.txt  5,069KB  73,702 2016 summary file by country/pesticide combination (without regard to product)
CountryProductResidue2016.zip  6,139KB CountryProductResidue2015.txt  136,506KB  967,181 2016 detailed data by country/food product/pesticide combinations
Reference Files
ReferenceFiles2016.zip  92KB ProdCode.txt  374KB  7,753 Reference list of product codes, product description and classification
    ExtCode.txt  4KB  59 Reference list of method extraction codes and descriptions
    DetCode.txt  2KB  31 Reference list of method detector codes and descriptions
    Country.txt  3KB  155 Reference list of countries from which samples are collected
    Chemical.txt  18KB 822 Reference list of pesticide chemical codes and names
    MethodScope2016.txt  130KB  4,094 2016 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).


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.