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Pesticide Residue Monitoring 2017 Report and Data

Welcome to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Pesticide Residue Monitoring Report and Data for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. The report summarizes the results of FDA’s pesticide monitoring program for FY 2017. Results in the report demonstrate that levels of pesticide residues in the U.S. food supply are well below established safety standards.

2017 Report (PDF: 576 KB)

The 2017 report is derived from the pesticide residue data provided in the original analytical sample data file (SampleData2017.txt). Three statistical summary files (Product2017.txt, Chemical2017.txt, and CountryProductResidue2017.txt) are also provided. Additionally, six other reference files are included: MethodScope2017.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 2017; no data from the Total Diet Study are included.

File Name Size Decompressed File(s) Size Records File Definition
Analytical Data File
SampleData2017.zip 488KB SampleData2017.txt 6,881KB 28,687 2017 analytical data for each individual sample, as entered by FDA field analysts
Statistical Summary Files
Product2017.zip  22KB Product2017.txt 124KB 1,482 2017 summary file by country/food product combination (without regard to pesticide)
Chemical2017.zip  447KB Chemical2017.txt 4,500B 79,788 2017 summary file by country/pesticide combination (without regard to product)
CountryProductResidue2017.zip  6,139KB CountryProductResidue2015.txt 143,756KB 1,102,011 2017 detailed data by country/food product/pesticide combinations
Reference Files
ReferenceFiles2017.zip  92KB ProdCode.txt 374KB 7,759 Reference list of product codes, product description and classification
    ExtCode.txt 1KB 9 Reference list of method extraction codes and descriptions
    DetCode.txt 1KB 10 Reference list of method detector codes and descriptions
    Country.txt 2KB 157 Reference list of countries from which samples are collected
    Chemical.txt 19KB 848 Reference list of pesticide chemical codes and names
    MethodScope2017.txt 134KB 4,215 2017 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 Sara Mcgrath, sara.mcgrath@fda.hhs.gov.

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