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Pesticide Residue Monitoring Report and Data for FY 2018

Welcome to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Pesticide Residue Monitoring Report and Data for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. The report summarizes the results of FDA’s pesticide monitoring program for FY 2018. Results in the report demonstrate that levels of pesticide residues in the U.S. food supply are well below established safety standards.

2018 Report (PDF: 595 KB)

The 2018 report is derived from the pesticide residue data provided in the original analytical sample data file (SampleData2018.txt). Three statistical summary files (Product2018.txt, Chemical2018.txt, and CountryProductResidue2018.txt) are also provided. Additionally, six other reference files are included: MethodScope2018.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 2018; no data from the Total Diet Study are included.

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 is described in the User's Manual (PDF: 156 KB).


File Name Size Decompressed File(s) Size Records File Definition
Analytical Data File
SampleData2018.zip 386KB SampleData2018.txt 5,408KB 22,851 2018 analytical data for each individual sample, as entered by FDA field analysts
Statistical Summary Files
Product2018.zip 17KB Product2018.txt 106KB 1,209 2018 summary file by country/food product combination (without regard to pesticide)
Chemical2018.zip 415KB Chemical2018.txt 4,654KB 74,962 2018 summary file by country/pesticide combination (without regard to product)
CountryProductResidue2018.zip 5.8MB CountryProductResidue2018.txt 126,554KB 931,247 2018 detailed data by country/food product/pesticide combinations
Reference Files
ReferenceFiles2018.zip 87KB ProdCode.txt 374KB 7,765 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 882 Reference list of pesticide chemical codes and names
    MethodScope2018.txt 134KB 4,144 2018 list of pesticides covered by analytical methods used by FDA

To request further information on the Pesticide Monitoring Database, contact Sara McGrath, Sara.McGrath@fda.hhs.gov.

General comments or questions can be submitted through the FDA’s Food and Cosmetics Information Center (FCIC) inquiry form.

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