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.
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|
|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).
PLEASE READ THE MANUAL BEFORE USING THE DATA FILES
To report access problems, contact Fred Fry, firstname.lastname@example.org.
To comment on the Pesticide Monitoring Database content or request further information, contact Chris Sack, chris.sack.@fda.hhs.gov.